Hawks Tame Tomcats

Release Date:
September 25, 2008
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Hilbert outshoots Thiel 37-4

The Hilbert College women’s soccer team was victorious over Thiel College by a 3-1 score at the Hilbert College soccer field, on Thursday afternoon. The win gave head coach Jamie Ruggiero his 70th career victory as head coach of the Hawks.

In the first half, senior Jennifer Wade (Buffalo, NY/Mt. Mercy) scored her 2nd goal of the season to give the hawks a 1-0 lead at 31:43 of the opening period. With 7:25 remaining in the first half, senior Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) scored her first career goal. Goodwin’s goal was assisted by junior Samantha Cevaer (Ransomville, NY/Wilson), who tallied her first assist of the season.

With 23:49 remaining in the second half, freshman Alyssa Hulbert Tonawanda, NY (Kenmore East) added the insurance goal. The goal gives Hulbert a team-leading 10 points on the season.

The Hawks dominated the offensive end of the field, outshooting Thiel 37-4.

Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) earned the victory in net for the Hawks, making two saves and improving her record on the season to 3-1.

“Today we played an effective match,” said Ruggiero. “We controlled the tempo of the match, kept possession of the ball very well.” “We are definitely dangerous on corners and we’ve scored a number of goals off of corner kicks this season.” “Today we added two more and it’s something we’ve worked a great deal on.”

The Hawks return to action at home, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. when Penn State Altoona visits the Hilbert College soccer field.

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.