Hawks Too Much for Lancaster Bible College

Release Date:
January 30, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team defeated Lancaster Bible College 3-1 (24-30, 30-24, 30-18, 30-26) on Friday evening (January 30, 2009), to improve their record to 2-1 overall and stand at 1-0 in the NECVA Western Division.

The Chargers opened the match as the aggressors taking the first set from the Hawks 30-24. After dropping the first game, the Hawks came alive with their trademark passion and energy. Senior Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) led the Hawk charge with a match-high 21 kills. Freshman Vince Amico (Buffalo, NY/Timon) paced Hilbert with 49 assists.

Defensively the Hawks were led by sophomore RJ Sykora (Stow, OH/Stow-Munroe Falls) who tallied a team-high 16 digs. Sykora also registered 12 kills on the evening.

Behind this trio, the Hawks were able to bounce back from a slow start and win three straight games, to record the victory.

The Hawks return to action January 31 at 1:00 pm against SUNYIT and at 7:30 against D’Youville.

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.