Falcons Soar Over the Hawks

Release Date:
January 22, 2010
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HAMBURG, NY – The Falcons from Pfeiffer University flew into the Hafner Recreation Center and took a 3-set match set from Hilbert College (30-24, 30-15, 30-21). The Hawks stayed in the game by committing few hitting errors, but their low number of kills didn’t put enough points on the board in their favor. Hilbert starts the year off at 0-2 and Pfeiffer evened their record at 1-1.

Junior Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) lead a very balanced offense with 6 kills while junior RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) {photo to right} and freshman Anthony Blasz (Eden, NY/Eden) earned 5 and 4 kills respectively. On the defensive side, Wolfe got to 32 digs and freshman Gary Gawera (Eden, NY/Eden) followed closely with 27. Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) distributed the ball evenly for 19 assists.
Hilbert returns to their home court on January 23 for a single game against SUNYIT. And then January 24 the Hawks host a tri-match that begins at 11 am with D’Youville College playing Johnson & Wales (RI); at 1 pm Hilbert hosts J & W then D’Youville and Hilbert finish the day with a cross-town, non-conference match at 3 pm.

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.