HC Volleyball Team Stumbles at DYC Tourney

Release Date:
September 2, 2006
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BUFFALO, NY - D’Youville College, Thiel College, Cazenovia College, and Medaille College all scored wins over Hilbert College in the 2006 Nickel City women’s volleyball tournament at D’Youville College this weekend.

On Friday night the visiting Hawks fell to the host Spartans 18-30, 20-30, 19-30 before losing to the Tomcats of Thiel College 18-30, 22-30, and 20-30. Laura Stranc’s (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) nine kills and 15 assists paced the Hawks on the night. Teammate Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) chipped in with nine kills and 11 assists.

Trying to regroup on Saturday, the Hawks got off to a good start against Cazenovia winning the first game 30-25 before succumbing to the Wildcats 13-30, 19-30, and 20-30. The final match of the weekend saw the Hawks again come up short as they fell to the Medaille Mavericks 24-30, 21-30 and 16-30. Stranc and Brown again led the Hawks with 29 and 15 assists respectively on the day. Stranc also came up with 10 digs while Brown delivered 16 kills. Desiree Miller (Cheektowaga, NY/West Seneca East) added 14 kills in the losing effort.

The Hawks (0-4) are off until September 12th when they play host to D’Youville College in their home opener. Start time is scheduled for 7:00 pm at the Hafner Recreation Center.

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.