Hawks Fly Past Pitt-Bradford

Release Date:
October 29, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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The Hilbert College women’s soccer team defeated the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon at the Hilbert College soccer field. With the win, the Hawks improve to 6-11 overall and 2-7 in AMCC play. After two tie breakers, (head to head record and goal differential) the Hawks were eliminated from post-season play by the third tie breaker a coin toss done by the commissioner of the AMCC.

The freshmen connection of Kayla Norman (Brockport, NY/Brockport) and Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) combined for two goals on the afternoon. Norman registered two tallies, both assisted by Hulbert. Norman’s two goals were her first collegiate goals.

Senior Jennifer Wade (Buffalo, NY/Mt. Mercy Academy) added the third marker for the Hawks, who needed a win by three goals to get to the second tie breaker.

Freshman Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) recorded her third shutout of the season for the Hawks.

What a tremendous effort today," said head coach Jamie Ruggiero. "This team faced unbearable weather, great odds, and a difficult task in having to win by three goals. "I am very proud of the team effort."

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.