Hawks Defeat SUNYIT; Fall To D'Youville

Release Date:
January 31, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team went 1-1 on Saturday (January 31, 2008). The Hawk’s record now stands at 3-2. The Hawks squared off against SUNYIT and D’Youville College at the Hafner Center. The Hawks downed SUNYIT 3-0 (30-23, 30-25, 30-25). D’Youville bested the Hawks 3-0 (30-20, 30-22, 30-25).

Against SUNYIT senior Robert Gerhard (Angola, NY/Lakeshore) led Hilbert with 12 kills. Gerhard also recorded 10 digs for the Hawks. Freshman Vincent Amico (Buffalo, NY/Timon) fueled Hilbert’s offense with 32 assists. Sophomore Dan Wolf chipped in with 11 kills and eight digs.

In the D’Youville match, Gerhard led the Hawks with eight kills. Wolf added seven kills and seven digs. Amico recorded 21 assists to lead Hilbert offensively.

The Hawks return to action Wednesday February 4, at 7:00 pm against Nazareth College at the Hafner Center.

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.