Women’s Soccer Hosts Altoona

Play-offs right around the corner
Release Date:
October 19, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert women’s soccer played host to Penn State Altoona on Saturday, October 17 on a cold and dry Saturday. The host team continued to struggle getting shots off on goal and ended up losing an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) game 3-0, dropping the team’s conference record to 3-5 (9 points), and 6-7-2 overall. Altoona continues to fight for a top spot in the AMCC with a 4-2-1 and 11-3-1 overall record. With several key match-ups still to be played in the women’s side of conference play, rankings heading into play-offs (Saturday, October 31st) can’t be determined at this time.

With snow expected in the forecast, the day’s weather actually turned out to be a nice day for soccer. Penn State Altoona scored the first goal of the game at the six minute mark off a Nikki Supsic boot past Hilbert keeper, Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia). Altoona kept firing at Zinni the entire first half (16-0 shot comparison), but only held a 1-0 lead at half time.
Altoona picked up their intensity the second half as they came out firing shots at the goal. Less than 3 minutes into the second period, Emily Reimold had a nice touch around Zinni to put the Lions up by another goal. Then at the 59th minute, she chipped another ball over Zinni’s head for her second goal of the game. At the 73 minute mark, Hilbert made a change in goal and substituted Julie Bossard (Arkport, NY/Canisteo-Greenwood) in the net for her first appearance in a year. 
Hilbert’s three shots on goal were from Nicole Blair {pictured to right}  (Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse Minoa), Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem), and Kara Donner (Springville, NY/Springville). Altoona fired 34 shots during the game. Zinni made 8 saves for the game, while Bossard secured 5 saves.
On Wednesday, October 21, the women’s soccer team plays the second game of the day (swapping start times with the men’s program so that our female athletes can attend classes a little bit longer during that day) against University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Game time is set for 3pm. Bradford brings a 4-3 (12 points) AMCC and 8-6 overall record.


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.