Hawks Can't Manage Mavericks in Men's Volleyball

Release Date:
February 17, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
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BUFFALO, NY – In a rematch against #11 Medaille College, the Hilbert College men’s volleyball team dropped a United Volleyball Conference game in North Buffalo February 16. The Mavericks’ consistent hitting and strong serving led to their 3-0 victory and two-game sweep of their cross-town rival. Hilbert dropped to 1-4 in UVC while Medaille improved to 3-2.

Sophomores Fred Sickau and Adam Weaver led the Hawks with 6 and 3 kills, respectively.  Sickau’s individual hitting percentage (.444) wasn’t enough to carry the Hawks in their 25-16, 25-17, 25-15 loss.

Erin Kelly’s 7 kills contributed to the host’s .410 hitting percentage. The nationally ranked Mavs almost doubled the Hawks’ kills (31 to 17) and three different Medaille players were credited for service aces during the three-set match.

Hilbert has a few days off before they host Nazareth College February 22 (7pm). The Golden Flyers, the defending national champions from one season ago and currently ranked seventh in the American Volleyball Coaches Association, sit at 9-4 overall and 3-2 in league standings.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.