Volleyball Goes the Distance
Loud fan support keeps team alive
- Release Date:
- September 14, 2010
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Hamburg, NY: The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team opened up their home portion of the game schedule on Tuesday, September 14th with a 5-set loss to Alfred University in front of 150 loud and enthusiastic fans. Even though the Hawks kept plays alive (145 attacks) and continued the action, it was their serving errors that eventually did them in. Hilbert gave away 15 points by serving into the net or long balls out of bounds. Alfred took game one in commanding fashion (25-13) yet Hilbert pulled it together for the 25-16 second game win. Games three and four were split by each team (25-23 in favor of the visitors; 26-24 for the home team) in what would be a see-saw battle for 98 total points. The final and decisive game went to Alfred in a 15-9 win; the Saxons took a 5-1 lead early and road their momentum to match victory.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.