Hawks Can’t Hold Off Storm; Settle for 2-2 Tie

Release Date:
October 10, 2006
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PAINESVILLE, OH – After jumping out to a quick 2-0 lead, the Hilbert College women’s soccer team couldn’t put away the Lake Erie College Storm (7-5-1, 2-3-1) and settled for a 2-2 double overtime tie on Tuesday. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) stalemate leaves the Hawks at 5-4-2 overall and 1-2-2 in the league.

Hilbert’s Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) got the visitor’s on the board just 5:40 into the contest before Amber Balseca (Newfane, NY/Newfane) answered at 40:28 to up the advantage to 2-0 at the half.

Lake Erie’s Alyssa Bethel scored on back-to-back penalty kicks at 62:44 and again with just 24 seconds to play in regulation to send the game into overtime.

The Hawks recorded only one shot on goal in the first overtime period while the Storm had two on Hilbert keeper Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls). Both teams failed to record a shot on goal in the second overtime period and the contest ended in a draw.

Goodwin finished the afternoon with nine saves for the Hawks while Heather McElwain stopped eight shots for the Storm.

The Hawks will be back in action on Saturday at conference foe Mount Aloysius College for a 1:00 pm match against the Mounties.

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.