HC Men’s Volleyball Falls to Rival Medaille, 3-0

Release Date:
February 9, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

February 9, 2005


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team suffered its seventh defeat of the season, falling to local rival Medaille College in three sets (30-16, 30-13, 31-29).  The loss drops the Hawks record to 1-7 overall.  Medaille improves to 6-4 on the season.


Hilbert started off slow, losing the first two sets in convincing fashion.  The Hawks never gave up, and made the third set the closest of the match, losing by two points.


For the Hawks, Jake Szopinski (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) recorded four kills, three solo blocks and five assisted blocks.  Steve Peet (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) contributed with nine digs, while senior setter Tom Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) had nine assists.


The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team continues its season on the road at D’Youville College on Wednesday, February 16.  The match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM.

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.