Volleyball falls to #14 Ranked Medaille

Release Date:
February 14, 2013
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Box Score

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team started slowly but put up a great fight before lossing  3-0 to the #14th ranked team in Division III volleyball February 14. Medaille took the first set pretty quickly claiming a 25-14 victory. But Hilbert rallied in the second to give the Mavericks notice that an injury stricken team wouldn’t lay down and die before they lost 25-18. And in the final match the Hawks challenged until the final point losing 25-20.

Medaille improved to 4-4, and 3-1 in the United Volleyball Conference after hitting 43 kills (.326%) and 8 service aces. Hilbert moved to 3-9 and 1-4 UVC and finished with 21 kills (.103%) and only 3 aces.

Adam Weaver earned 14 kills, 10 digs and 1 service ace. Dave Mellerski assisted 16 times and Ryan Ratajczak was credited with 14 digs.

Medaille rotated a full line-up on the court and finished with balanced scoring. Eric Moscato’s 8 kills led five hitters with 5 or more kills. Cory Philips and David Riggsby shared setting duties earning 22 and 13 assists respectively.

Hilbert has a full week off from games which will allow a few of the injury players to get back into the swing of things. The Hawks will travel to Nazareth College February 20.

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.