Balseca Helps Hilbert Derail The Express

Release Date:
October 25, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
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SENECA FALLS, NY – Hilbert College freshman Amber Balseca (Newfane, NY/Newfane) racked up two goals and an assist to lead the Hawks over Wells College (4-9-1), 3-0 on Tuesday in women’s collegiate soccer action. Balseca added to her team lead in points by finding the back of the net 25 minutes into the game, proving to be the game winner. She added another with 15 minutes to play in the second half to ice the game.

Hilbert senior Jeanmarie Brady (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) ended her season on a high note by scoring 51 minutes into the game, while tying the Hilbert College women’s soccer record for games played with 71. Fellow senior Jeanette Testa (Forestville, NY/Forestville) chipped in with an assist to close out her career.

Hawks freshman Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) earned the win in goal recording three saves on the day.

The Hawks close out the season with final record of 6-9-2 along with an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) record of 1-6-2. 7th year head coach James Ruggiero looks forward to the scheduled return of 15 players next fall.

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.