Volleyball hosts home opener

non-conference loss to crosstown rival Medaille
Release Date:
September 16, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY: The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team played their home opener against Medaille College in front of 132 fans. The visitors came into the gym with a 6-1 record while the host team entered with a 1-5 record. The non-conference game ended in favor of the Mavericks who won all three sets with scores of 25-21, 25-13 and 25-14.

Hilbert was led by junior outside hitter Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) who had 25 attempts and 4 kills as well as 18 digs for the match. Freshman setter Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/ Orchard Park) led the offense with 5 assists and Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) contributed with 9 digs and 1 block.

Medaille was lead by Lauren Kirby with 7 kills and Amanda Walsh with 12 digs.
Hilbert returns to action on Saturday, September 26th when they host a tri-match with conference opponent Mount Aloysius College at 11 am and then finish the day off with a 1 pm game against Chatham College.

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.