Volleyball Wins First UVC Match

Release Date:
February 9, 2013
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

NYU Box                   Bard Box

BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team grabbed their first United Volleyball Conference league win over Bard College in the afternoon match at Medaille College to improve to 1-2. Earlier in the morning, NYU captured a 3-set victory over Hilbert to open the UVC weekend cross-over matches in North Buffalo. Hilbert improved to 3-6 overall.

Against Bard, the Hawks picked up their blocking and were more consistent serving which took Bard out of their offensive system. Hilbert played with confidence and won the close games (26-24,25-19,26-24). David Mellerski {in photo} finished with 38 assists and two assisted blocks, while Adam Weaver earned 17 kills (.412), 9 digs and 3 service aces. Ryan Ratajczak added 11 digs and Fred Sickau had the only Hawk solo block but matched 4 blocks with Scott Ross. 

In the morning game, Hilbert made too many offensive mistakes to take over NYU.   The Hawks were in each set (25-20,25-19,25-20) but had difficulty finishing games. NYU doubled the Hawks kills (48-24) and had two players reach for double-figure kills. Weaver paced the Hawks with 10 kills and Ratajczak led with 9 digs. Hilbert finished with 8 service errors and receiving errors off NYU’s 10 service aces.

Hilbert closes the UVC weekend with a 1pm Sunday, February 10th game against Vassar College, again to be played at Medaille College. 

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.