Hawks Handled by #15 Nazareth

Release Date:
March 4, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ROCHESTER, NY: The Hilbert men’s volleyball team clashed with #15 ranked opponent Nazareth College on Wednesday, March 3, in a NECVA matchup. The Hawks battled through three games falling short (20-30, 26-30, 18-30). The loss drops Hilbert to 0-5 in NECVA and 2-16 overall while Nazareth improves to 4-3 in the conference and 10-8 overall.

Junior Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/ Irondequoit) led the offense for the Hawks registering nine kills and one ace. Sophomore RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Munroe Falls) and freshman Anthony Blasz (Eden, NY/Eden) contributed on the offense as well tallying four kills each. Their offensive efforts were matched by their defensive efforts as both underclassmen recorded three blocking assists on the night.
Sophomore Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda displayed a solid performance on defense coming up with a team high seven digs in addition to his two blocking assists. Fellow sophomore Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/ Bishop Timon- St. Jude) continued his strong passing game on offense assisting 23 times in the three games played.
The Golden Flyers were led by junior Chris Mendez who tallied a match-high 12 kills while teammate Hans Schroederadded 10 kills. Kevin Kirchhoff tied Hilbert’s Amico for a match-high 23 assists in the victory for Nazareth.
The Hawks will have a chance to better their record when they face the Golden Flyers for the second time in six days during a home match set for Tuesday, March 9, at 7:00 p.m. 

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.