Mavs handle Hawks, 3-0

Release Date:
March 12, 2008
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HAMBURG, NY – Medaille College ran its record to 13-9 overall and 5-3 in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) West Division with a 3-0 sweep of Hilbert College Wednesday night. The host Hawks dropped the first game 30-15 before falling 30-17 and 30-24.

Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) was a bright spot for the Hawks with 11 kills and five digs while Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) finished with 19 assists.

Hilbert (1-12, 1-5) will close out the regular season Thursday night at home against the nation’s sixth ranked program, Nazareth College (23-5, 7-0), with a start time of 7:00 pm at the Hafner Recreation Center. Murphy and fellow Hilbert senior Luke Whelan (Buffalo, NY/Lake Shore) will don the royal and white for the last time.

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.