Volleyball Ends Season with Win Over La Roche

Release Date:
October 28, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team wrapped up the 2006 season on Saturday with a 3-1 (30-26, 26-30, 30-10, 31-29) win over La Roche College. With the victory, the Hawks pick up their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) win of the season, and complete the year at 5-18 overall and 1-8 in league play.

Hilbert’s Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) led the way with 23 kills and 11 assists. Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) had 11 kills and four blocks while teammate Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) recorded 30 assists and 10 aces. Ashton Vertalino (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) paced the Hawks defense with 21 digs for the winners.

“We got some clutch kills when we really needed them today,” said second-year Hawks coach Tim Clauss. “This was a great win for us and a positive way to end the season.”

Clauss will look forward to the scheduled return of all nine players for the 2007 season.

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.