Athletics Update – Sept. 5

Volleyball Opens 2014 With Two Road Wins

VballBUFFALO, N.Y. – The Hilbert College women’s volleyball team swept their NEAC league opponents in matches played at D’Youville College as part of the AMCC vs. NEAC Challenge.

The Hawks started the day with a first set-loss to Keuka, but then turned up their efforts and took three straight for the 3-1 victory.  After a brief break in play, Hilbert was able to stay in control and swept Morrisville in a quick 3-0 match to end the day 2-0.

Sophomore Amanda Binder, the 2013 AMCC Newcomer of the Year player, paced the Hawks with 21 kills and a (.378) attack percentage. Fellow Buckeye, Morgan Ott, chipped in 14 kills but added 16 assists and eight service aces.

Junior Chelsea Adamski and Binder were each credited with four service aces on the day. And senior Kayla Lewis passed for double digit assists (12) and added 11 digs.

Senior Jordan Botsford led the Hawks with 18 digs which was good for 2.57 digs per set.  Sophomore Crystal Swanson gave a good defensive effort tallying four total blocks and shared team-high 2 solo blocks with Adamski.

The Hilbert/Keuka match was an exciting way to start the day. Keuka claimed a 25-23 opening set win before Hilbert rallied for 25-22, 25-18, 25-23 close set victories.  By the time the Hawks faces Morrisville, they were fired up for another win.  Hilbert went 25-16, 25-22 and 25-14 putting the match away in about sixty minutes.

D’Youville College also took both matches against the NEAC institutions giving the AMCC a 4-0 record.

The Hawks have a few days to prepare for another non-conference match, this time against a SUNYAC league opponent when they travel to Geneseo September 3.


Chelsea Olson Gets Her First Game-Winner Against The Sages

olsonMARCY, N.Y. – Chelsea Olson scored the game’s only goal in the 88th minute to lift Hilbert College to a 1-0 victory over The Sages in the opening round of the SUNYIT women’s soccer tournament August 30.

Hilbert opened  their 2014 season with a chance to claim a tournament championship when they battled the Albany School of Pharmacy, a 3-1 winner over the host institution, at 2pm on August 31.

Both teams played an even match during the game’s first 45-minutes of play.  Sage held a one shot advantage over the Hawks with all three of their attempts tallied as saves for Grace Adams in net for Hilbert.

The Sages picked up their intensity in the second half and outshot the Hawks 13-4. Adams was credited with eight more saves to earn her first double-digit save victory in her collegiate career.

Sophomore Jennifer Colvin led the Hawks charge on offense with three of her four shots fitting between the pipes.

Megan Van Norman’s final shot of the game at 88:41 was saved by Teagan Waddingham, but the Sages keeper deflected the ball back into play and Olson knocked it home for the winner.


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