Volleyball Splits Weekend Play

Release Date:
October 14, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Greensburg box                  Altoona box

ALTOONA, PA – Hilbert College split matches over the weekend beating Pitt-Greensburg before going to a four-set match against the host institution, Penn State Altoona. The Hawks returned to Hamburg with a 4-2 AMCC record and stand at 14-7 overall. Allegra Johnson led the Hawks with 28 kills while Chelsea Reischuck netted 25 digs and Shannon Memminger passed for 68 set assists and six service aces.

To open the day,  Memminger directed the offense with 35 assists, many passes went to Johnson (16 kills in 46 attempts) and Reischuck (14 kills in 39 attempts). The junior setter was also credited with five service aces padding her career total. With two close set scores (25-15,24-26,25-13,26-24), the Hawks defense carried them to victory as Reischuck tallied 15 digs.

In the 25-22,25-23,17-25,25-18 loss to Altoona, Jordan Botsford led with 12 kills, team best .281 hitting percentage and 11 digs. Johnson also finished with a double-double, 12 kills and team high 13 digs. Reischuck and Devan Jonathan each scored two service aces in the four-set match.

Hilbert returns to action October 16 when they host cross-town rival and AMCC foe, Medaille College at 7pm. The Hawks will also honor their two seniors, Devan Jonathan and Rachel Kwiatkowski prior to the match.

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.