Men's Volleyball Opens With A Win In Tourney

Release Date:
January 21, 2012
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Juniata Stats                                    CCNY Stats

ELMIRA, NY – The Hilbert College men’s volleyball team split games on the opening day of their 2012 season at the Elmira College tournament. The Hawks dropped a 3-set match to Juniata then seized a close 3-set match victory over CCNY.  Sophomore Adam Weaver led the Hawks (1-1) with 26 kills during the six-set day.

Juniata won (25-18, 25-17, 25-13) the 9 am opening game.  Scott Ross finished with 8 digs while Weaver earned 13 kills.  Stephen Phillips added 18 assists in the first game. Against CCNY, the Hawks earned their first win of the young season with Weaver again slamming 13 kills in the 25-19, 25-21, 26-24 contest. Newcomers Phillips (24 assists, 3 aces) and Ryan Ratajczak (9 digs) played solid for the Hawks in day one.

Hilbert competes against Thiel College (12pm) and host Elmira College (2pm) on day two of the tourney January 22. 

The Hawks host their season opener January 28 (1pm) when they face Thiel College in Hamburg.

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.