Hawks Drop Tri-Match at Home

Release Date:
October 15, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team came up short over the weekend dropping a home match to conference foe Frostburg State 30-20, 30-9, 30-16 before falling to Oberlin College 30-21, 30-21, 30-9.

Against the Frostburg State Bobcats, the host Hawks (1-20, 0-5) recorded seven kills as a team as Rachel Edwards (Westfield, NY/Westfield) and Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) combined for 13 digs. The Bobcats proved why they are the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s (AMCC) third best team as they forced the Hawks into 28 attacking errors.

Later in the day against Oberlin, the Hawks were more competitive as Edwards, Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale), and Keri Bush (Horseheads, NY/Horseheads) all recorded five kills. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) chipped in with 18 assists and 14 digs in the losing effort.

The Hawks will return to action at home on Tuesday, October 18th for a 7:00 pm match against the University of Pitt-Bradford Panthers.

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.