Men’s Volleyball Beaten by Medaille

Release Date:
January 25, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team suffered a 1-3 loss to Medaille College last night in the Hawks 2006 opener at the Hafner Recreation Center.

The visiting Mavericks were in control from the start taking the first two games 30-12 and 30-17 before the Hawks rallied for a 30-28 win. Medaille closed the evening with a 30-14 win in the fourth game to improve to 3-6 on the year and 1-0 in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA).

Hilbert’s Craig Kilgore (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) recorded eight kills and two aces while Bobby Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) added seven kills and seven digs. Setter Sean Carroll (Henrietta, NY/Rush-Henrietta) dished out 19 assists in a losing effort. The game three win was the Hawks first over their local rival since the program was started back in 2002.

Hilbert (0-1, 0-1) hits the road next Tuesday, January 31st for an 8:00 pm match at NECVA foe Nazareth College.

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.