Volleyball tops AU for 1st Win of 2006

Release Date:
September 14, 2006
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Hawks Handle Saxons in Four Games

HAMBURG, NY – Freshman Morgan Oay-Walker (Jamestown, NY/Cassadaga Valley) came up with 15 digs and the Hilbert College women’s volleyball team topped Alfred University 3-1 Thursday night. In picking up their first win of the 2006 season the Hawks improve to 1-5 while the visiting Saxons fall to 1-7.

The Hawks took the first game 30-18 before the Saxons battled back to win game two 31-29. Hilbert took game three 30-18 and finished the night with a 30-15 win in game four.

Hilbert’s Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) combined for 23 kills on the night while Stranc also dished out 13 assists.

Hilbert hits the road this weekend to compete in the Westminster College tournament on Friday and Saturday.

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.