Hawks Fall to AMCC Opponent; Beat Chatham in Five Games

Hilbert improves overall record to (2-7) on the season
Release Date:
September 26, 2009
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HAMBURG, NY— The Hilbert women’s volleyball team faced their first Allegheny Mountain Coast Conference opponent of the year falling to Mt. Aloysius 3-0. Later in the day the Hawks went on to defeat Chatham University in five games by a score of (3-2).

In the first game of the day between the Hilbert Hawks and the Mt. Aloysius Mounties, the Mounties came away with ten point margin victory by a score of (15-25).  In the second game the Hawks offense improved tallying nineteen points, but fell short in the 19-25 loss. In the third game between the conference rivals, Hilbert started out strong registering the first five straight points on the scoreboard. Mt. Aloysius’ strong defense and hard hitting helped the Mounties fight back in capturing a decisive 12-25 win. Leading the way for the Hawks throughout the match were freshman Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) and junior Brandi Mack (Gasport NY, Roy Hart) each racking up five digs on the defensive end. Junior Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore) shined on offense tallying three aces.
The Mounties would go on to defeat the Hawks 3-0 as they picked up their first conference win of the season improving their AMCC record to 1-1, (5-6) overall, while Hilbert (1-7) overall dropped their record to (0-1) in conference play.
In the second match of the day the Hawks took on another Pennsylvania foe, Chatham University. The Hawks and Cougars battled back and forth for a total of fifty six points scored in game one. Hilbert would come away with the win (29-27). The Hawks took a commanding (2-0) lead after two games of play. The Cougars however stayed persistent and tested the Hawks offense and defense by taking them to five games.  Freshman Devan Jonathan (Basom, NY/ Akron Central) tallied eleven kills in the match while junior Carole Jones (Bliss, NY/Letchworth) added seven more respectively. Eric Page continued dominating in the aces category marking down eight more aces for the record books along with twenty digs on defense. Hilbert would go on to win the fifth game (15-11) and the overall match (3-2).
The win improves Hilbert’s overall record to (2-7) on the year.
The Hawks return to action on Tuesday, September 29, as they take on conference opponent and cross town rival Medaille College for the third time this season. Medaille leads the series this season (2-0). The game will be played at Medaille at 7p.m.

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.