HC Softball Season Comes to an End

Release Date:
April 28, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Spartans Too Much For Hawks

HAMBURG, NY – The D’Youville College Spartans took two games from Hilbert College on Thursday, 10-8 and 9-1 in Division III collegiate softball action. The non-conference doubleheader loss end the season for the Hawks at 8-23 overall. 

Game one saw the two local rivals combine for 30 hits and score 18 runs, as the visiting Spartans would survive a late inning comeback by the Hawks. After DYC platted three quick runs to start the game, Hilbert quickly answered as freshman Lacy John (Versailles, NY/Gowanda) would bring home classmate Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) with a two-out double in the third inning. D’Youville responded by using a towering two-run homer by freshman Amanda Bartkowski to put the visitors up 10-4 heading into the last inning. A late Hawk rally would be cut short as right fielder Kim Snider would rob Goodwin of a base-hit, stranding the tying run in scoring position.

Game two wasn’t much better for the Hawks as pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) gave up 13 hits, leading to all nine of the Spartans runs. Hilbert’s lone run came when Gollaher doubled to start the second inning and was later platted on a Jeanette Testa (Forestville, NY/Forestville) RBI single. The Hawks were paced on offense by Gollaher, Testa and Kim Klein (Yorkshire, NY/Pioneer), who all went 2-for-3.

The loss marks the last game for seniors Testa, Karen Kalwicki (Sloan, NY/JFK) and Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean).  The Hawks Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) season was completed earlier in the week where they finished in ninth place with a 4-12 mark.

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.