Nittany Lions Take Two from Hawks

Release Date:
March 13, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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FORT PIERCE, FL – Penn State Beaver earned a doubleheader win over the Hilbert College softball team Tuesday sending the Hawks to 0-4 on the young season. Hilbert dropped the opener 2-0 before losing 13-3 to the Nittany Lions in a shortened, five-inning game two.

In game one, a tough Penn State Beaver defense held Hilbert hitless while the Hawks Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) allowed five hits while striking out two batters, and recording seven putouts. The Hawks’ Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) earned a stolen base, but couldn’t advance on the base paths to help spark Hilbert’s offense.

Goodwin, Gollaher, Kaitlyn Rudenski (North East, PA/North East), Tiffany Morris (Buffalo, NY/Performing Arts), and Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) collected hits for the Hawks in the second game. Stranc earned a triple while Gollaher doubled trying to rally the Hilbert bats. Pitcher Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) suffered the loss while allowing 11 hits and six walks.

Hilbert will look for their first win of the season on Thursday, March 15th against Rutgers University-Camden.

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.