Cougars Claim Hawks in Volleyball

Release Date:
October 18, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Pittsburgh, PA - The Chatham University Cougars took advantage of their home court setting to put the Hilbert Hawks women’s volleyball team away in a 3 set match on October 16. After re-routing around Pittsburgh and arriving late for the match at Chatham, Hilbert was slow to react in set one, but came alive in the remaining two sets in an attempt to win at least one game on the road. The (15-25, 20-25, 21-25) loss drops the Hawks to 5-15 overall and improves Chatham to 4-22.

Sophomore Brittany Baum (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown) had the hot hand driving in 8 kills on the day. Sophomore Devan Jonathan (Basom, NY/Akron) and senior Amanda Dudek (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) were the tandem keeping rallies alive as they each had double digit digs (Jonathan – 11, Dudek – 10). Shannon Memminger (Amherst, NY/Sweet Home) passed for 18 of the team’s 20 assist for the match.
Hilbert (1-4) regroups to face Pitt-Bradford (6-0) on Tuesday, October 19th for their third meeting of the season. This match is their official AMCC game which will count in league standings. The first two matches were in conjunction with tri-matches. 
The Hawks have three additional AMCC matches to close out the 2010 season. On October 23 and October 30 they will host Mount Aloysius College (1-4) and then Penn State Altoona (5-1). Sandwiched in between is an away match at cross-town rival D’Youville College (0-6). 
Saturday, October 30th is senior day where the team will be honoring Amanda Dudek and Carole Jones for their years of participation to the program.

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.