Lions tame volleyball Hawks

Release Date:
September 26, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA - The Penn State Behrend women’s volleyball team continued their strong showing in conference play by topping Hilbert College 3-0 Wednesday night. Hilbert went into the match looking for their first win in the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), but the Lions proved to be too much. Penn State Behrend earned a 30-15, 30-17, 30-9 sweep to improve to 11-5 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The loss drops Hilbert to 7-6 overall and 0-2 in the AMCC.

The Hawks offensive game struggled with the team only registering 15 kills in 45 attempts. Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) combined for 10 kills with junior Missy Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) contributing 13 assists in a losing effort.

Hilbert returns to AMCC play with a home match against Frostburg State at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 29th.

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.