Women's Soccer Drops 2-1 Decision to Thiel

Release Date:
September 19, 2012
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Box Score

Hamburg, NY - The Hilbert women’s soccer team dropped a close 2-1 non-conference game against Thiel College September 19.  Robbi Bailey continues to lead the Hawks’ front line as she netted her fourth goal this season. Thiel improved to 2-4-1 while Hilbert dropped to 2-5.

The Tomcat’s Nichole Carlton broke the scoring early in first half when she found some open space in Hilbert’s defense and buried the ball into the far side of the net past Hilbert’s Erin Smith at 5:28. It took the Hawks twenty-five minutes more to hook-up for their first score of the day when Bailey took a pass from Kaitlyn Layman and surprised the keeper with a deep ball that dropped to the far side in the open cage. The final blow came from Thiel in the 81st minute when Kelly Bellia took a pass off a throw-in and booted it into the upper center of the frame.

The Hawks put on a strong offensive press after that second Thiel goal but came up empty handed by the final horn. Thiel was credited with a 7-1 shots-on-goal advantage; Smith made three saves in the first half before Ariana Scheidt took over the second period and made two more.

Hilbert’s next match will be their first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match at Mount Aloysius College September 22.

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.