Spartans drop volleyball Hawks

Release Date:
September 5, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY- The D’Youville College Spartans handed Hilbert College their third loss of the season, taking a 3-1 match from the Hawks on Wednesday night. The loss drops the women’s volleyball team to 2-3 on the young season while the Spartans improve to 5-0.

D’Youville took the first game 30-23 before Hilbert rebounded for a win in the second game (30-22). However, the Hawks couldn’t keep that momentum going in the last two games losing 24-30 and 23-30. Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) combined for 16 kills while newcomer Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) chipped in with 5 blocks for the Hawks.

Hilbert returns to action on Sunday with a tri-match at home where they’ll face Cazenovia College at 11:00 am, before meeting SUNYIT at 3:00 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.