Seniors Lead the Charge in Shutout Against Chatham

Release Date:
September 21, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
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PITTSBURGH, PA – Seniors Alyssa Hulbert and Kayla Norman doubled their effort in the Hawks 5-0 victory in women’s soccer at Chatham University September 20. Hilbert improves to 4-3 on the year which matches last year’s win total at this point of the season. Hilbert controlled the pace of the game as senior  Mary Zinni earned her third shutout of the season.

Norman opened the scoring in the 29th  minute off a Hulbert assisted ball. Five minutes later, Norman chipped in her team-leading sixth goal of the season (Jill Martucci assist). The Hawks outshot Chatham 17-0 during the first 45 minutes of play and held a 4-0 corner kick advantage.

Nicole Blair beat Chatham’s Liz Sawyer in the 63rd   minute from about 25 yards out. Defender Amber Grosch fed Blair for her third goal of the season. Then in the 86th and 87th minute, captain Hulbert scored back-to-back unassisted goals putting an exclamation point on the team’s victory.

Hilbert had ten different players get shots off; Hulbert led the attack with 13 of the team's 37. In contrast, Chatham’s Savannah Moon and Rebecca Pell were the only two Cougars to clear the defenders for one shot each on Zinni.

Hilbert travels to Thiel College September 21 for a 5pm game.  AMCC league play opens up this Saturday (9/24) with a match against Pitt-Greensburg at 3pm.

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.