Softball Team Takes Two From Keuka, Fall to Caz

Release Date:
April 26, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

April 26, 2004


Cazenovia, N.Y. – The Hilbert College softball team hit the road this weekend earning a pair of wins Saturday at Keuka College before falling to Cazenovia College Sunday afternoon in NCAA Division III action. 


At Keuka Park, Chandra Walsh (Lake Shore/Blasdell, NY) had three hits and three RBIs to help the visiting Hawks to an 11-3 win in game one of the twinbill against the Keuka College Storm. Hawks pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Spencerport, Rochester, NY) earned the win with seven strikeouts while refraining from giving up a single walk. The freshman right-hander also contributed from the plate by going two for four and collecting an RBI. The Hawks pounded out 20 hits with eight players getting two or more hits in the win.


In game two, leadoff batter Holly Beecroft (Mt. Mercy/Buffalo, NY) singled and eventually scored the only run the Hawks would need in shutting out the host Storm 3-0.  Walsh chipped in with a triple while Gollaher struck out four batters while allowing three hits to earn her second win of the day.


At Cazenovia College, Gollaher fanned five batters but it wasn’t enough as the host Wildcats scored six runs in the sixth inning to erase a 2-1 Hilbert lead and claim a 7-2 win over the visiting Hawks. Kaitlyn Miller (Depew/Depew, NY), Jeannette Testa (Forestville/Forestville, NY), and Gollaher each had a hit to lead the Hawks in the losing effort.


“We played well all weekend,” said second-year Hawks coach Bill Goc. “I’m pleased with our effort and the progress we’ve made this year.”


The Hawks currently stand at 12-13 overall and 0-7 in the highly competitive North Eastern Athletic Conference. Hilbert travels to NEAC foe D’Youville College April 27 for a doubleheader scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

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.