DYC Downs HC Spikers

Release Date:
March 9, 2006
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Loss to Spartans Ends Season

HAMBURG, NY – D’Youville College, the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association’s (NECVA) number four ranked team took three straight games from Hilbert College Thursday night to improve to 12-6 on the year. The visiting Spartans took the first two games 30-17 and 30-16 before working overtime to hold off the Hawks 31-29 in the third game.

The Hawks (2-12) were paced by senior Craig Kilgore (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) who finished the night with eight kills and three digs. Playing in his last regular season home match, the 6’5 outside hitter also came through with 11 assists on the night.

Hilbert’s Bobby Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) recorded six kills and dished out 10 assists, and Brian Wojcik (Buffalo, NY/St. Mary’s) added seven digs in the losing effort.

The Hawks complete the 2006 regular season 0-6 in the NECVA West Division and will not compete in the divisional play-in game.  First-year head coach Charlie Brittain will look forward to the return of seven players for the 2007 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.