Hawks Shoot Down The Lakers

Release Date:
October 12, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team beat SUNY Oswego 3-1 in a vibrant match on October 12.  The Hawks (5-11, 1-4) won the first  set 25-20 but the Lakers answered back, winning the second set 25-23.  With some intense volleys back and forth early in the third set, the match was  up in the air until Hilbert put the game away for good (25-18)  The fourth set found Hilbert scoring several points and making runs from service aces (25-14). 

Junior Rachel Kwiatkowski had a strong defensive outing, leading the Hawks with 24 digs, while adding six kills (.333%) on offense.  Sophomore Shannon Memminger had a stellar performance, tallying 28 assists and three kills on offense and having 11 digs on defense.  Junior Chelsea Reischuck had a banner night offensively as well, connecting 10 kills for Hilbert on 39 attacks.  Freshman Kayla Lewis also chipped in with eight kills and 21 digs for the night for the Hawks.

The Hawks will be on the road October 15, where they will travel to Grove City for a tri-match against Thomas More University, and Grove City College.  Hilbert will be home again on October 18, when they will host AMCC opponent Pitt-Bradford at 7pm.

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.