Another Double Overtime Game for Hawks

women's soccer ends in 2-2 tie
Release Date:
September 25, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GREENVILLE, PA – The Hilbert College women’s soccer team traveled to Thiel College on Thursday, September 24th and played 110 minutes to earn a double overtime tie, the second such situation this week. The Hawks overall record stands at 4-2-2 now with the 2-2 tie. Thiel College’s record drops to 2-6-2.

Hilbert started the game with a goal before the 2 minute mark on the clock. Sophomore forward Kayla Norman (Brockport, NY/Brockport) scored the first of her two goals for the day off a corner kick set up by Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East). The rest of the first half was quiet, other than Hilbert outshooting Thiel 7-1.  The second half opened up with Norman scoring her second goal of the game (6th for the year) early. But within minutes, Thiel’s Jill Harry scored her team’s first goal at the 49-minute mark of the game putting some life back into the contest. Before the Hawks could secure a victory, Jill Harry scored again with less than 3 minutes left in the game forcing overtime.
For the next 20 minutes of overtime Thiel could only get 1 shot off although Hilbert wasn’t much better with 3 shots. Senior Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) took the only shot in the first over time for the Hawks and Norman chipped two more in the last 10 minutes.
Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) had 4 saves off Thiel’s 6 shots for the day but the Hawks had 9 shots on target forcing Thiel’s goalies to work a little harder.
Up next for the Hawks is their second AMCC game of the season on Saturday, September 26 in a double header format with the men’s team. Both squads are traveling to Franciscan University of Steubenville.  The women’s game begins at 1:00 pm against Franciscan who is struggling to find wins. Their overall record is 1-5 and 0-1 in conference play. Their conference loss was a close 0-1 game in favor of Medaille 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.