Hilbert Drops To Penn State Altoona

Release Date:
October 22, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College women’s soccer team lost to AMCC opponent Penn State Altoona (6-0) October 22.  Hilbert (7-9, 2-6) could not keep up with the strong offensive pressures from the Lions (11-4-2, 7-0-1).  In an intense and physical game from start to finish, the Hawks played their last home contest with the seniors: Mary Zinni, Alyssa Hulbert, Kayla Norman, Julie Bossard, Jill Martucci, and Jess Roland-Bystrak.
With the game's first goal coming late in the first period, it appeared as if it would be an even contest. But Altoona turned up the pressure after intermission and Hilbert never gained control the remainder of the contest as Altoona scored five second-half goals.  In total, six different players for the Lions netted scores, and three players tallied assists. Mary Zinni recorded 12 saves for Hilbert.
The Hawks will finish their season on the road against AMCC challenger Medaille College Tuesday, October 25. The game is being played at All-High Stadium at 8pm.

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.