CU outscores HC in women’s soccer

Release Date:
September 2, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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PITTSBURGH, PA – Chatham University’s Halley Brus and Kristie Brannon scored two goals each to lead the Cougars to a 4-2 win over visiting Hilbert College on Sunday. The loss drops the Hawks to 0-2 on the young season and follows a 1-0 defeat to Franciscan University yesterday in Hamburg.

Brus gave the home team an early two-goal lead with scores coming at 7:20 and 19:39 of the first-half. Hilbert’s Tricia Knight (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) got the visitor’s on the board 2:32 later and the Hawks settled for a 2-1 deficit at the half.

In the second stanza, the Hawks’ Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) scored her first collegiate goal at 64:03 to knot the game at 2-2. The Hilbert rally was short lived, as Brannon would score the game winner at 71:35 before adding an insurance goal with 5:11 remaining to seal the win.

Chatham (1-0) keeper Kristen Podboy denied Hilbert’s Knight six different times and finished the afternoon with 12 saves. Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) stopped six shots for the Hawks in a losing effort.

Hilbert will regroup for a 4:00 pm game at local foe D’Youville College on Wednesday, September 5th.

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.