Volleyball Goes to Game Five

SUNYIT hits their way to victory
Release Date:
January 23, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College men’s volleyball lost a heart breaker to SUNYIT in a 5-set match on January 23 (28-30, 30-16, 30-27, 28-30, 12-15). The Hawks looked like they were in control after the 3rd set, but the Wildcats came from behind in the fourth set to steal the game. That momentum carried them into the fifth and deciding set, sealing the victory. The largest point differential was in the second set which Hilbert won (30-16) but all other sets were 3 points or less.

Hilbert (0-3) was lead by Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) with 17 kills, and junior RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Munroe Falls) lead in hitting percentage (33%). Freshman middle hitter Anthony Blasz (Eden, NY/Eden) was on fire in the second set hitting 50% and scored 2 aces. Sophomore setter Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) passed for 36 assists to his teammates.
Jeff Coon (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) had a monster game at the net for SUNYIT (2-1). The freshman had 33 kills and 3 assisted blocks. The Wildcats setter, junior Jon Brochu (Latham, NY/Shaker) secured 57 assists for his hitters.
The next home game for the Hawks is January 24 when they host a tri-match that begins at 11 am with D’Youville College playing Johnson & Wales (RI); at 1 pm Hilbert hosts J & W and 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.