Volleyball Loses AMCC Play-off Match
- Release Date:
- November 1, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
STEUBENVILLE, OH – The Hilbert women’s volleyball team (15-12) reached new heights and broke several records this 2012 season. Unfortunately, their season ended after a 3-0, first round AMCC play-off loss to Franciscan University October 31. The Hawks qualified for their first ever AMCC tournament after securing the 6th and final seed.
Hilbert played inspired volleyball as they challenged the Barons during the first two sets (25-22, 26-24). When they didn’t pull the second set victory from Franciscan, the Hawks dropped the third and final set by a 25-14 score.
Senior Devan Jonathan, junior Chelsea Reischuck (13 digs, four service aces) and freshman Allegra Johnson (10 digs) all finished the match with 7 kills while sophomore Jordan Botsford led on defense with 16 digs and five assisted blocks. Junior Shannon Memminger, as always, quarterbacked the team with 25 assists. Franciscan, as they did just four days earlier, finished the match hitting .229 with Anna Cain (14 kills) and Dani Link (11 kills) leading the charge.
Franciscan continues on in the play-offs and faces the number two seeded Medaille College November 2. Pitt Bradford (# 5 seed who upset #4 seeded Altoona in the otherfirst round game) faces Penn State Behrend, the #1 seed in the other semi-final game.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.