Hawks Handle Cougars

Release Date:
September 3, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Junior Tricia Knight (Arcade, NY/Pioneer) scored two first half goals and assisted on a third to help the Hilbert College women’s soccer team to their second straight win. The Hawks topped visiting Chatham College 5-0 to improve to 2-0 on the young season.

After assisting on Knight’s game winning goal, freshman Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) scored at 25:45 to give the Hawks a 3-0 halftime lead. Senior Rosanne Gawronski (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) and sophomore Anna McEvoy (Angola, NY/Immaculata) scored in the second half to put the game out of reach. Freshman keeper Jessica Morse (Arcade, NY/Pioneer) made her collegiate debut between the pipes and earned the shutout win after recording two saves.

"This was a nice finish to the weekend," said Hilbert coach James Ruggiero. “While we still have a lot of work ahead of us, I’m pleased with where we’re at."

The Hawks continue their home stand on Wednesday, September 6th when local foe D’Youville College comes to town for a 3:00 pm game.

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.