Road unkind to HC volleyball team

Release Date:
March 1, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

STEVENSON, MD - The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team lost all three matches played this weekend in Maryland at Villa Julie College. On Friday night the Hawks played the host Mustangs and lost 0-3 (26-30, 28-30, 21-30). In the first match on Saturday, Hilbert stretched New Jersey City University to four games but wasn’t able to rally before succumbing 1-3 (26-30, 17-30, 30-21, 34-36). National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) member King College blanked Hilbert in the final match-up of the day 3-0 (30-21, 30-26, 30-16).

For the weekend the team was lead by freshman Dan Wolfe (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) who had a combined 25 kills and contributed defensively with 21 digs and five solo blocks. Senior Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) dished out 80 assists for the weekend, and teammates Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/ Lake Shore) and Luke Whelan (Buffalo, NY/Lake Shore) each had 24 kills and seven solo blocks. Gerhard also added 29 digs in the three-match outing.

Hilbert (1-10, 1-4) will look ahead to playing at conference foe D’Youville College on Wednesday March 5th at 7:00 PM.

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.