HC volleyball drops tri-match in PA

Release Date:
October 13, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

CRESSON, PA – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team dropped their fourth consecutive match with a 0-2 performance at Mount Aloysius College’s tri-match on Saturday. The host Mounties earned an important 3-0 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) win over the Hawks before Valley Forge College took a 3-2 victory later in the day.

Against the Mounties (11-10, 2-3), the Hawks lost all three games (19-30, 19-30, 13-30) and hit a dismal -.020 for the match. Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) and Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) combined for seven kills and 13 digs, while teammate Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) dished out 10 assists and eight digs. The loss keeps the Hawks winless in AMCC play at 0-5 while the Mounties continue to sit in seventh place with hopes of cracking the conference’s top six later this week.

Hilbert regrouped for Valley Forge and took the first game 30-16 before losing 14-30, and 26-30. The Hawks seemed to regain momentum with a 30-22 win in game four, but the Patriots gutted out the final game 15-12 to take the match and improve to 16-9 on the season.

Page led the Hawks with 12 kills and 14 digs with Stranc adding eight kills and a team-high 23 digs. Kick chalked up 26 assists and seven digs, and Destyn Brown (Ithaca, NY/Ithaca) recorded seven kills and 16 digs in the losing effort.

The Hawks’ next four opponents are all out of the AMCC with each foe standing in the way of a possible post-season birth. Hilbert (8-12) will look to get back on track Tuesday night in Painesville, OH when the Hawks take on Lake Erie College at 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.