Hawks Fall in Hard Fought Effort at Hiram

Release Date:
September 22, 2008
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The Hilbert College women’s soccer team fell 2-1, on Sunday afternoon, at Hiram College.

With Hiram leading 1-0, senior Jennifer Wade (Buffalo, NY) recorded her first goal of the season for the Hawks. Assisting on the goal for Hilbert was senior Tricia Knight (Sardinia, NY). The goal was scored with 16:54 remaining in the first half. 

Hiram scored the game-winning goal in the 66th minute to seal the victory. Freshman, keeper, Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY) got to nod for the Hawks, and played very strong. Zinni made a career-high 14 saves for Hilbert.

“We played and exceptional match today against a quality opponent in Hiram College,” said head coach Jamie Ruggiero. “They are very strong in their attack, and we really were disciplined.” “I felt we got some strong play today from several players and this will certainly help to prepare us for conference play.” “I am proud of the effort we put forth today.”

The Hawks return to action Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. to host Thiel 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.