Golden Flyers Handle Volleyball Hawks

Release Date:
March 7, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Golden Flyers of Nazareth College took care of the Hilbert College men’s volleyball team 30-12, 30-24, 30-17 last night to improve to 16-7 in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA). The NECVA’s 6th ranked team forced 19 attacking errors on the night while sending the Hawks to 2-11 overall and 0-5 in the NECVA West Division.

Hilbert’s Craig Kilgore (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) led the Hawks with eight kills and seven assists while Bobby Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) chipped in with five kills, 10 assists and four digs.

“We tried to stay in it by making some nice hustle plays, but they (Nazareth) served well and were very aggressive at the net”, commented Hawks coach Charlie Brittain.

The Hawks will closeout the regular season at home Thursday night against D’Youville College, the NECVA’s fourth ranked team, at 7:00 PM at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.