Softball Falls to UC; Gollaher Leads HC to Win Over Oswego State

Release Date:
March 16, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

MYRTLE BEACH, SC – After dropping an 11-2 decision to Utica College this morning, the Hilbert College softball team regrouped for a 2-1 win over Oswego State today at the Snowbird Softball Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC. The win closes out a week that saw the Hawks go 2-7 to start the season as they’ll now turn their focus to upcoming league play in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Against Utica College, Hilbert picked up RBIs from Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) in the fourth and fifth innings’, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the fast start by the Pioneers. Losing pitcher Kate Moyer (Scio, NY/Scio) was pulled in the third inning in favor of Gollaher who gave up two unearned runs in relief.

Gollaher retook the mound and took a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning against Oswego State before the Lakers scored their lone run of the game. Gollaher fanned seven batters in the contest while going two for two at the plate with a sacrifice fly and a run scored. Teammate Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) also pounded out two hits and Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) was two for three with a double and run scored for the winners.

The Hawks will open AMCC play on Saturday, March 25th at University of Pitt-Greensburg with game one of the twinbill scheduled for 1:00 PM.

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.