Hawks Drop to Number Two Ranked Nazareth

Release Date:
February 22, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Rochester, NY – Host Nazareth College dominated Hilbert in men’s volleyball February 22 as the second-ranked Golden Flyers won in three sets to run their winning streak to seven matches. Scores were 25-11, 25-19, and 25-14 in the United Volleyball Conference match game. Nazareth improved to 16-3 (5-0 UVC) while Hilbert dropped to 1-13 (0-4 conference).

Senior RJ Sykora (Stow, OH, Stow Munroe Falls) combined eight kills with six assists, one service ace and four digs to lead the Hawks in defeat. Anthony Blasz (Eden, NY/Eden) had a team-leading six digs and three kills to match his three blocks. 

Junior Dan Miranda had eight kills with two service aces and three blocks for the Golden Flyers. Senior Will Siwy contributed six kills in seven attack attempts and sophomore setter Connor Ecklund had 18 assist. 

Hilbert travels to Buffalo February 24 for another UVC match when they play at D’Youville College in the College Center Gymnasium at 7pm.


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.