Volleyball Off To Team's Best Start

Release Date:
September 8, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Alfred Box                Utica Box

Hilbert College hosted their first tri-match in women’s volleyball this 2012 season. The Hawks came away with a sweep of Alfred University and Utica College September 8 to improve to 3-1. Chelsea Reischuck {in photo to right} finished the day with 18 kills and 8 digs over the course of eight sets for Hilbert and Shannon Memminger collected 53 assists along with 8 service aces. In the middle game, Utica grabbed a 3-1 victory over Alfred to finish 1-1 on the day. With the 3-1 overall record, the Hawks are off to their best start in the AMCC-era of women’s volleyball. 

In the opening game, the Hawks grabbed a quick two sets from Alfred (25-14, 25-13) before they fought back from a 22-20 deficit to win 25-22. Memminger served three straight service aces to carry Hilbert to the victory. Reischuck and Allegra Johnson worked the net earning seven and six kills respectively.   Memminger finished with six service aces and 21 assists and Reischuck led the Hawks with seven digs. Alfred’s Chelsea Hall finished with nine kills and Brittany Anselment had 14 digs in the loss.

Alfred jumped on Utica early and hung on to win 25-22. That three-point differential was the largest margin of victory between Alfred and Utica the rest of the way. Utica captured the next three sets to win the match by scores of 25-22, 26-24, and 25-23. At the time of this release, there were no individual statistics provided for either team.

 The last match of the day was just as exciting as the middle game. Hilbert took an early two-set lead (25-19, 25-17) before Utica collected themselves and rushed back to tie the match at 2-2 (25-8, 25-16). In the fifth and deciding game, Hilbert captured a 15-8 match victory. Rachael Kwiatkowski hit .136 at the net for the Hawks while Reischuck and Memminger added onto their already superb day. Reischuck tallied 11 kills and 5 aces and Memminger added another 32 assists in the victory. Jordan Botsford also chipped in 9 digs (6 kills). Strong play from Johnson did not go unnoticed along with the rest of the team; it was a true team effort today.   

Utica’s Cassandra Manzer and Hayley Strife each finished with 12 kills while Kellee Furno passed for 27 assists throughout the 5-set match.

Hilbert hosts Wells College September 12 with a 7pm start. See you then!

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.