Hawks Fall on the Road to Franciscan

Hilbert opens AMCC play 0-1
Release Date:
September 13, 2008
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The Hilbert College women’s soccer team fell at Franciscan University 4-2 on Saturday afternoon. With the loss the hawks fall to 2-4 overall and 0-1 in AMCC play.

The Hawks took a 2-1 lead in to the half as senior Tricia Knight (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) scored on a header off a corner kick by freshman Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East). Knight’s goal was her third on the season, while Hulbert’s assist was her fourth helper. The Hawks second goal was tallied by junior Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West).

Senior Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) got the start in net for Hilbert.

“I think the drive got the best of us,” said head coach Jamie Ruggiero. “We did not seem to have any legs in the second half and that cost us.”

The Hawks return to action Sept. 21, at 1 p.m., when Hilbert travels to Hiram 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.