Hawks Struggle In Mud at Franciscan

Release Date:
October 1, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
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STEUBENVILLE, OH – With the 2-0 victory, Franciscan University snapped Hilbert College’s three-game winning streak in women’s soccer October 1.  After today’s match, Franciscan and Hilbert are tied 1-1 in AMCC league standings.

Playing their first game in cold, rainy and windy conditions, the Hawks struggled to find open looks at the goal. During the 90 minute contest, Hilbert was able to get just four shots off with Julie Bossard’s one shot at (49:27) being the only shot on goal.   The Barons fired 19 shots (7 on goal) towards Hilbert’s Mary Zinni who finished with 5 saves. 

Julia Cocozza scored the game winner just before half time (44:37) off an Amanda Looman assist. With just over 20 minutes into the second half, Stacy Lancour stretched the lead after Ashley Ruttencutter pushed the ball towards Zinni. After Franciscan’s second goal, Hilbert took two more shots in their failed attempt to capture an AMCC road win.

Up next for Hilbert (6-4, 1-1) is a home contest against Pitt-Bradford October 5 at 4pm.

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.