Bengals Stop Hawks in 5 Games

Release Date:
October 7, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team dropped a tightly played 3-2 (16-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-17, 13-15) decision to Buffalo State College on Tuesday evening. With the defeat, the Hawks fall to 5-10 on the season and 1-3 in AMCC play.

The Hawks fell behind 2-0 in games to the Bengals but then caught fire, winning the next two games with no Bengal threat. With the Match tied at two games apiece the Bengals out lasted the Hawks in the deciding game 15-13.

Leading the way defensively for the Hawks was freshman Elizabeth Delbert (Cheektowaga, NY/West Seneca East), who tallied 19 digs in the losing effort. Senior Melissa Kick (Blasdell, NY/Mt. Mercy) and sophomore Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lakeshore) each posted 15 digs apiece.

The Hawk’s offense was led by Page who killed 11 balls, and Kick who dished out 24 assists to pace Hilbert.

The Hawks return to action Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. when Alfred University visits the Hafner Center.

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.