Hawks Downed by Medaille

Release Date:
October 7, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College women’s soccer team dropped a hard-fought 2-1 decision to Medaille College on Tuesday evening. With the loss, the Hawks fall to 3-8 overall and 0-4 in AMCC play.

The rivals played to a scoreless first half, as Hawk keeper, Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) made 6 saves to steady Hilbert.

In the second half, the Mavericks lit the lamp first. Danielle Radlich scored in the 68th minute, to give the Mavericks the advantage. The feisty Hawks would soar back however. In the 86th minute senior Tricia Knight (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) scored on a header to even the score at 1-1. Freshman Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) recorded her team-leading 5th assist on the play.

With less than three minutes to play, Hulbert nearly put the Hawks ahead with a rocket shot that ricocheted off the post. Medaille would take advantage of the good fortune, scoring the game winning goal at 89:45 to secure the victory.

Zinni, played a very strong game in net, stopping 13 shots overall.

The Hawks return to action Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. to host AMCC foe, Frostburg State.

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.