Hawks Drop Two at Mt. Aloysius Tri-Match

Release Date:
October 22, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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CRESSON, PA – Mount Aloysius College and University of Pitt-Johnstown topped the Hilbert College women’s volleyball team over the weekend to set the Hawks record at 1-23 overall and 0-7 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Host Mount Aloysius beat the visiting Hawks 30-19, 30-19, and 30-26 despite nine kills from Desiree Miller (Cheektowaga, NY/West Seneca East) and 18 assists from Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West). Rachel Edwards (Westfield, NY/Westfield) and Janelle Layfield (Olean, NY/Olean) combined for 14 digs in the losing effort.

Later in the day against NCAA Division II Pitt-Johnstown, the Hawks lost 20-30, 17-30, and 16-30 to the Lady Cats. Miller and Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) combined for 10 kills to lead the Hawks offense while Edwards and Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) recorded 16 and 11 digs respectively.

The Hawks travel to AMCC foe Lake Erie College on Wednesday, October 26th for a 7:00 pm match against the Storm.

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.