HC Volleyball Team Falls to UPB

Release Date:
October 18, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The University of Pitt-Bradford needed four games to get by Hilbert College 16-30, 30-14, 30-16, 30-13 last night in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference women’s volleyball action (AMCC). The visiting Panthers improve to 7-11 overall and 3-3 in conference play with the win.

The Hawks (1-21, 0-6) looked good early on Tuesday evening, recording an impressive .519 hitting percentage in the first game before succumbing to UPB’s veteran squad.

For the Hawks, freshmen Desire Miller (Cheektowaga, NY/West Seneca East) and Keri Bush combined for 16 kills and fellow rookie Janelle Layfield (Olean, NY/Olean) recorded 13 digs. Sophomore Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) dished out 25 assists in a losing effort.

The Hawks will quickly look to regroup this Saturday, October 22nd at Mount Aloysius College with a tri-match against the Mounties, and NCAA Division II member University of Pitt-Johnstown. Starting time is scheduled for 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.