Hawks, Walker pick up first win

Release Date:
February 22, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY- The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team held off SUNY Institute of Technology to win their first match of the season, and give first-year coach Andy Walker his first collegiate win. Hilbert (1-7, 1-4) took SUNYIT (3-7, 1-5) to five games (25-30, 30-19, 30-18, 27-30, 15-11) as the Hawks played one of their most complete matches of the season.

Senior Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) led the Hawks with a team high 22 kills and 14 digs while fellow senior Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) contributed 39 assists on the night.

The Hawks look for their next win when they travel to Villa Julie College on Friday February 29th.

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.