DYC Sneaks by HC in Volleyball

Release Date:
September 12, 2006
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HAMBURG, NY – D’Youville College needed four games to hold off a pesky Hilbert College women’s volleyball team Tuesday night as the visiting Spartans picked up a 3-1 win. The loss drops the Hawks to 0-5 on the young season while the Spartans improve to 4-6 with the win.

After losing the first game 18-30, the Hawks rallied for a 30-22 win before falling 23-30 and 26-30 later in the night. “We played with a lot of intensity tonight,” said second-year Hilbert coach Tim Clauss. “Matches like this will prepare us for conference play”.

The Hawks were paced by Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and Desiree Miller (Cheektowaga, NY/West Seneca East) who combined for 22 kills on the night. Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) distributed 12 assists and Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) chipped in with 11 digs.

The Hawks return to action at the Hafner Recreation Center Thursday night against Alfred University. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 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.