Naz Spikes HC in NECVA Play-In Game

Release Date:
March 15, 2005
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March 15, 2005


ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball season came to an end Tuesday night with a disappointing 3-0 loss (30-14, 30-21, 30-24) to Nazareth College in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) tournament play-in game.  With the win, the Golden Flyers (7-10, 3-5) earn the third seed in the upcoming conference championship crossover tournament, held at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia.  For the visiting Hawks, their season is complete at 1-14 overall, and 0-8 in conference play.


Tom Maving led the winners with 12 kills and nine serving aces while Steve England chipped in with five kills and 11 digs.  The victory was the Golden Flyers fifth of the season over the Hawks.


Dallas Reinard (Bradford, PA/Bradford) and Dave Guercio (Cheektowaga, NY/St. Mary’s) combined for six kills while Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) contributed three kills and four digs for the Hawks in the losing effort.


Hilbert seniors Tom Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) and Steve Peet (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) complete their collegiate careers while first year coach Ryan Kingsland will look to rebuild with five returning players for the 2006 season.

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.