HC Volleyball Team Stormed by LEC

Release Date:
October 19, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Lake Erie College Storm took three games from the Hilbert College women’s volleyball team winning 30-17, 30-15, and 30-26 on Thursday. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s (AMCC) 4th place team improved to 11-18 overall and 5-2 in league play. The Hawks remain tied for eight place and fall to 4-15, 0-5.

Hilbert’s Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) recorded seven kills and Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) dished out 12 assists and 12 digs. The Hawks Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) contributed 13 digs in the losing effort.

Hilbert will travel to Central Pennsylvania Saturday for a match at conference foe Mount Aloysius College (14-12, 3-2) at 10:00 am. The Hawks will then head across town to face the AMCC’s second place team, Penn State Altoona (12-10, 5-0) at 1:00 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.