Hawks move to .500 with win at Alfred

Release Date:
October 4, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ALFRED, NY – The offense is back for the Hilbert College women’s volleyball team as the Hawks broke a four-game losing streak with a 3-1 win at Alfred University Thursday. Kristy Gonciarz (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) paced the offense with a team-high 10 kills and five serving aces to help the winners pull to 8-8 on the season.

The visiting Hawks edged out a 30-27 win in game one before dropping a 29-31 decision in the second game. Hilbert soon regained command and took the next two games 30-25, and 30-22 to send the Saxons to their 14th straight loss.

Hilbert’s Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) produced nine kills and seven digs and Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) dished out 28 assists to go with 14 digs. Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) added eight kills to go with four of the Hawks’ 11 blocks, while Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) chipped in with six kills and 17 digs.

The Hawks have the weekend off and will return to action on October 10 against conference foe, University of Pitt-Bradford. Match time at the Hafner Recreation Center is scheduled for 7:00 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.