Women's Soccer Fights to Finish

Release Date:
October 27, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY - The 2010 Hilbert women’s soccer season ended October 27 with a home loss to cross-town Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference foe, Medaille College, (1-0).   The pregame activities were dedicated to honoring Hilbert’s two graduating seniors Samantha Lawrence (East Chatham, NY/New Lebanon) and Emily Schilling (Holland, NY/Holland) over the new PA audio system.   Hilbert ended the season 1-8 in league play placing them in 10th place and out of conference play offs. Medaille finished (3-5-1) and must travel to La Roche College as the sixth seed in the AMCC playoffs on October 30.

Medaille’s only goal was scored 5:59 into the first half on a slow, wet field of play. Hilbert’s Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia) {7 saves} had a combination of glare from the sun and an aggressive front line from the Mavericks to battle in goal during the first 45 minutes of play. Medaille held a (13 -6) shots and (4-0) corner kick advantage heading into half time with the 1-0 lead. The Hawks started the second half with a higher intensity level  pushing the ball into and keeping  it in the Mavericks end of the field. Hilbert held a 9-8 advantage in shots but couldn’t find the back of the net past Medaille's Denay O’Connor.
Freshman forward Sarah Schmidt (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) and sophomore defender Nicole Blair (Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse Minoa) each had 2 shots on goal contributing to the four total from the Hawks.
The women’s soccer program will begin to firm up their incoming class for next fall and fill in the gaps to shore up the loss of the graduating seniors. Hilbert finishes the season with an overall 5-12 record and a 1-8 conference record.


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.