Hawks Fall to Mavericks 1-0

Hilbert in a four way tie for second in conference standings
Release Date:
October 8, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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BUFFALO, NY—The Hilbert women’s soccer team played a 6pm game at All High stadium on Wednesday, October 8 when they took on cross-town rival and conference opponent Medaille College. Despite a well executed game plan by the Hawks, they came up short in the 1-0 decision dropping their record to 3-2 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Medaille College came out firing shots in the first half registering 12 shots on goal while holding Hilbert to an impressive 0 in the first forty five minutes of play. Sophomore Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/ Batavia) shut out the Mavericks in the first half registering seven saves. She would finish the game with a total of nine saves.
In the second half the Mavericks continued to generate offense tallying another eight shots giving them a total of 20 shots for the game.  Medaille was solid in the back field as well holding Hilbert to a single shot on net for the entire game. In the 68th minute of play, Laura Freeman found the back of the net with the game winning goal and her 15th goal of the season off an assist from Megan Bagley.  
Medaille would go on to win the game by a score of 1-0 improving their record to 3-1 in the AMCC.
“Even though statistically it seemed one sided, we did everything according to our game plan” said Coach James Ruggiero. “It was a tough 1-0 loss.”
With the loss the Hawks stand in a four-way tie for second place in the AMCC conference.
The women’s soccer team travels to Maryland this Saturday, October 10, where they will take on conference opponent Frostburg State University at 5:30 p.m. Frostburg has an overall record of (9-2) with a (3-1) record in the AMCC.

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.