Men's Volleyball Drops Season Opener

Release Date:
January 19, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


BUFFALO, NY -- The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team opened the 2005 season on Tuesday at perennial power Medaille College, and dropped all three sets, 30-16, 30-16, 30-16.  The victory improves the Mavericks record to 3-1 overall, while Hilbert falls to 0-1.


Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) led the Hawks offensively with seven kills and also had two blocks.  Senior setter Tom Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) added 12 assists, while Luke Whelan (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) contributed with five kills and three blocks.


The Hawks will look for their first victory of the season on Saturday, January 29th in a tri-match at Nazareth College.  They will face both Philadelphia Biblical University and Nazareth College on that day, and match times are to be determined.

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.