Tough Road Loss

women's soccer at Franciscan
Release Date:
September 26, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

STEUBENVILLE, OH – The Hilbert College women’s soccer team traveled to Steubenville, OH on Saturday, September 26 for their first road AMCC conference game against Franciscan University. The Hawks played to a 1-6 loss dropping their overall record to 4-3-2 and AMCC record to 1-1. Franciscan improves to 2-5 overall and 1-1 in AMCC play.

Opening up scoring was Kristin Busha for Franciscan within the first 5 minutes of the game.   Busha’s shot was set up by Clare Grchen. Kayla Norma (Brockport, NY/Brockport) scored the next goal at the 19 minute mark and she was helped with an assist from Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda). That was it for the scoring for the Hawks for the game. Franciscan went on to build a 2-1 lead at half time with an unassisted score by Kelly O’Brien. By half time the Hawks were being out shot, but not by much – 10-4. Keeper Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) was warmed up by then and already had 5 saves.
The second half saw scoring by four different players from Franciscan which resulted in the large margin of defeat for Hilbert. Maria Perdorno scored 5 minutes into the second half and then Regina Recznik socred her goal off a slide to send the ball into the goal. Her touch was set up by Stacey Lancour. With five minutes left in the game Bernadette Schmitt kicked a ball high in the top left corner of the goal and then at the very end of the game, Lauren Miller chipped a shot over Zinni for the final score. Franciscan held the advantage in shots (24-8) and shots on goal (15-3).
Coach Ruggiero felt that “Kayla’s loan goal was a great shot on a wonderful assist from Alyssa Hulbert.”
The Hawks play on Wednesday, September 30 at 4 pm when they host cross town rival, and new AMCC conference opponent, D’Youville College at 4 pm. This is a single game with no games before or after the women’s game.

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.