Lady Hawks Win Opener, 3-0

Release Date:
September 1, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s soccer team opened the 2006 season with a convincing 3-0 win over Thiel College Friday afternoon. Three different Hawks got in the scoring column before keeper Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) earned her fifth career shutout to secure the win.

Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) opened the scoring at 2:16 of the first-half before Tricia Knight’s (Arcade, NY/Pioneer) header at 29:40 gave the home team a 2-0 halftime lead. Michelle Greco (Jamestown, NY/Jamestown) scored at 67:25 off a corner kick by Katrina Galofaro (Dunkirk, NY/Silver Creek) to round out the scoring.

“It’s good to get off to a winning start," said Hilbert head coach James Ruggiero. “We did a good job of moving the ball around and our defense played solid."

The visiting Tomcats were led by keeper Cyndi Metzler who recorded 12 saves in a losing effort.

Hilbert returns to action on Sunday September 3rd for a 1:00 pm home game against Chatham College.

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.