Volleyball Hawks fall to nationally ranked Golden Flyers

Release Date:
March 13, 2008
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HAMBURG, NY – Nazareth College spoiled the Hilbert College men’s volleyball senior night by turning in a 3-0 (30-17, 30-21, 30-24) win on Wednesday at the Hafner Recreation Center. The sixth ranked Golden Flyers dropped the Hawks to 1-13 on the season and 1-7 in the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) West Division.

Hilbert was led by the strong play of senior setter Kevin Murphy (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) who dished out a team-best 18 assists and had one solo block. Fellow senior Luke Whelan (Buffalo, NY/Lake Shore) chipped in with two solo blocks while junior Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) added 10 kills and two solo blocks on the night.

The Hawks will appear in the NECVA West Division crossover match at SUNYIT on Saturday, March 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.