Women's volleyball wins tri-match

Release Date:
September 7, 2007
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College disposed of the two sets of Wildcats on Sunday in winning their own tri-match at the Hafner Recreation Center. The Hawks upended Cazenovia College (2-6) 3-2 in the first match before returning later in the day to blank SUNYIT (0-9) by a score of 3-0.

In the first match, Hilbert’s Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) served 18 straight points to get the Hawks off to a solid start. Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) produced 13 kills each with Jones also adding seven blocks. Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) dished out 43 assists for the winners who took the match 30-17, 21-30, 30-19, 26-30, 16-14.

Against SUNYIT, the Hawks’ Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) had nine kills with Gonciarz and Jones again providing big contributions with a combined 16 kills. The visiting Wildcats failed to gain ground and fell quickly by a score of 30-21, 30-22, 30-10. Kick handed out 31 assists from the setter position to give the Hawks their second win of the day.

“After a long day, the team finished strong”, said first-year Hilbert coach Mary Boller-Easterbrook. “I’m glad to see them work so well together”.

The Hawks (4-3) are off until next weekend when they’ll travel to SUNYIT for a two-day tournament on September 14th and 15th.

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.