Lady Hawks earn split with Soaring Eagles

Release Date:
April 23, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College softball team snapped a 13-game losing streak with a 6-5 come from behind win in the second game of a doubleheader with Elmira College on Monday. The Hawks dropped the first game 5-2 despite holding an early 2-1 lead through the first four innings.

Hilbert pitcher Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) (2-4) earned her second win of the season with a complete game five-hitter to give the Hawks the victory in game two. Clinging to a 6-4 lead in the seventh inning, Elmira’s Lorraine Selkirk belted a homerun to keep things interesting, but the Hawks retired three of the next four batters to hang on for the win. Hilbert’s Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) was three-for-four with a double and three RBIs while Christie Libby (Lackawanna, NY/Lackawanna) and Sarah Collins collected two hits each.

The Soaring Eagles came from behind to score two runs in the fifth inning before adding two more in seventh to win the opener. Elmira’s Danielle Rash picked up the win for the visitor’s while Hilbert’s Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) suffered the loss. Gollaher added her second homerun of the season and Goodwin added two hits including a double, but it wasn’t enough.

With the split, Hilbert improves to 4-26 on the year while Elmira stands at 9-9. Next up for the Hawks is a home doubleheader with conference foe Penn State Behrend on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 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.