Womens Soccer's Final Push Comes Up Short

Release Date:
October 26, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
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BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College women’s soccer team tried in desperation to even the score late in the game but Medaille College held on and beat the Hawks 1-0. Hilbert finished the season at 7-10 (and 2-7 AMCC) while Medaille moves on into the first round of the AMCC play-offs.

Medaille controlled the opening half as they outshot Hilbert 7-1, yet both teams went to the locker room deadlocked at 0-0. The score board lights finally changed when Medaille’s Breanna Hyman managed to maneuver through four Hilbert defenders to place the game-winner in the back of the net at 76:53. After that, the Hawks turned up their intensity, created a few scoring opportunities but came away empty when the final horn sounded at 10:45 pm.

Jessica Morey led the Hawks offense with 3 shots (2 on goal) and Mary Zinni made 8 saves in her team’s final match of the season. For her career, Zinni finished with 19 shut-outs wins which moves her into a first-place tie with Vinnita Macri '02.

The AMCC play-offs begin October 29th with the championship game set for November 5 at either Penn State Altoona or Pitt Bradford depending on the outcome of the final regular season AMCC contests being played October 25.

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.