#1 Nazareth drops HC in men’s volleyball

Release Date:
February 19, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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ROCHESTER, NY – The nation’s number one ranked men’s volleyball team, Nazareth College, flexed its muscles Tuesday night with a 30-12, 30-26, 30-16 win over visiting Hilbert College. Fresh off wins over then-number one UC Santa Cruz and then-number two Springfield College, the Golden Flyer won their 11th straight match to improve to 14-2, 3-0 on the season.

Despite the defeat, the Hawks (0-7, 0-4) received solid contributions in the form of Luke Whelan’s (Buffalo, NY/Lakeshore) eight kills and thee digs. Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) added seven kills and three digs, and Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) dished out 19 assists.

The Golden Flyers registered 53 kills on the night and turned in a .537 hitting percentage. Tom Maving earned seven kills to pace the winners.

Hilbert will return to action Friday night at 7:00 pm against fellow North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) member SUNYIT.

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.