Hawks Cruise Past D'Youville 3-0

Tricia Knight and Alyssa Hulbert named to all-tournament team
Release Date:
August 31, 2008
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The Hilbert College women’s soccer team earned a 3-0 victory over local rival D’Youville College in their second game of the Alfred University Invitational tournament, on Sunday afternoon. Senior forward Tricia Knight (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer), junior midfielder Samantha Cevaer (Ransomville, NY/Pioneer) and midfielder Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) each tallied goals for the Hawks.

Freshman midfielder Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda NY/Kenmore East) recorded her first career assist and totaled three helpers on the afternoon. Freshman midfielder Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) also recorded her first career assist in the match.

The Hawks got a solid performance in net as freshman keeper Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) recorded her first career shutout in the win.

“This was a nice effort today from our team,” head coach James Ruggiero remarked. “We played very well and generated a great deal of attack.”

Knight and Hulbert, were rewarded for their solid efforts, and were named to the all-tournament team.

The Hawks return to action Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. when they open the home portion of their schedule against Clarkson.

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.