Women’s Volleyball Earns Split on the Road

Release Date:
September 7, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

UTICA, NY – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball program earned their first win of the season on Wednesday with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-24 victory over the Cazenovia College Wildcats. Earlier in the evening the Hawks dropped a tough 30-11, 30-20, 30-18 decision to the host Utica College Pioneers.

Against the Pioneers, Hilbert’s Keri Bush (Horseheads, NY/Horseheads) paced the Hawks with seven kills while Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca East) added 15 assists. Too many hitting errors (21) led to a wasted defensive effort as the Hawks fell to 0-5 with the loss.

In the nightcap a regrouped offense led by Bush’s eight digs and Stranc’s 20 assists kept the Wildcats on their heels, earning first-year Hawks coach Tim Clauss his first collegiate win. Hilbert’s Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) chipped in with seven kills for the winners.

The Hawks (1-5) continue life on the road with a tri-match at Thiel College this Saturday, September 10th starting at 12:00 pm.

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.