Traveling Hawks Come Home With Victory
One conference game, then off to weekend tourney in Boston
- Release Date:
- February 23, 2010
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UTICA, NY then BEVERLY, MA – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team took the road this weekend after missing a weekend of play due to the east coast snow storm the weekend before. On February 19th, the Hawks played their second conference game at SUNYIT (Utica, NY). This meeting between the two clubs went as expected: very competitive sets with every point counting. The host team pulled the match from the Hawks 3-1 (28-30, 30-28, 30-26, and 30-22). Three juniors were busy at the net keeping SUNYIT on their toes. Outside hitter Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) led with 21 kills and 19 digs, RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Munroe Falls) contributed 17 kills on top of Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) 10 kills. The front line was gifted by Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) 50 assists. Getting involved in the defense was Adam Clabo (North Tonawanda, NY/Niagara Wheatfield) who moved into position for 14 digs. SUNYIT’s middle hitter Jeffery Coon earned .412 hitting percentage off of 29 kills in 51 attempts.
Emmanuel College received nine kills from Alex McKeen (Stoughton, Mass.) and eight kills apiece from Alex Petty (Wayland, Mass.) and Matt Salvi (Trumbull, Conn.) as the Saints defeated Hilbert College, 3-0. EC also received 38 assists from Nick Updike (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) while McKeen added eight digs and Jim Sutherland (Concord, Calif.) recorded six digs of his own in three games played. Alex Petty and Zach Caron (Hope, R.I.) combined for eight total blocks in the win.
Hilbert College was led by 11 kills from RJ Sykora and 7 kills from Dan Wolfe. Vince Amico added 23 assists and team leading 9 digs while Adam Clabo chipped in with 7 digs.
New Jersey City University got 20 kills from freshman outside Jose Matta (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and 21 digs from junior Chris Edra (Edison, N.J.) as the Gothic Knights downed Hilbert College, 3-1. NJCU also received 18 kills from Austin Bryant (Virginia Beach, Va.) and 30 assists from Jorge Rodriguez (Havana, Cuba). Bryant also turned in seven blocks for the Gothic Knights.
Hilbert was led by Dan Wolfe’s 12 kills and 19 digs. Vince Amico had 30 assists to go along with his 11 digs while RJ Sykora had 17 digs, seven kills, 3 solo blocks and 4 service aces for the Hawks. Eric Davies was busy at the net too earning 4 solo blocks for the match.
Hilbert College needed five sets to put away SUNY IT as the Hawks defeated the Wildcats, 3-2. RJ Sykora posted a team-high 23 kills, 18 digs and had four blocks while Dan Wolfe added 19 kills and 18 digs in the win. Vince Amico dished out a game-high 57 assists while Eric Davies also 18 digs.
SUNY IT was led by a game-high 24 kills from Jeff Coon (Cheektowaga, N.Y.) and Kevin Nelson’s (Oneida, N.Y.) 14 kills. Ryan Meller (Eden, N.Y.) posted 41 assists while Alex Rahmel (Cornwall, N.Y.) and Tysheem Foy-Carter (Brooklyn, N.Y.) posted 27 and 25 digs each, respectively. Meller and Meister also combined for 12 total blocks in the loss.
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.
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