Knight Leads Hawks Past Saxons

Release Date:
September 12, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Tricia Knight (Arcade, NY/Pioneer) scored two goals including the game winner at 77:32 to lift the Hilbert College women’s soccer team to a 2-1 win over Alfred University on Tuesday. Hilbert keeper Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) recorded her ninth save of the game with just under a minute to play to thwart a late Alfred comeback.

The visiting Saxons got on the board early with a breakaway goal by Nicole Depietro at 4:35 that beat Goodwin as the Hawks goalie attempted to make the stop in transition. Knight knotted the score at 1-1 just 2:44 later off a feed from Amber Balseca (Newfane, NY/Newfane) as the first-half ended in a tie.

Knight’s heroics with just under 13 minutes to play helped the Hawks improve to 4-1 on the season while the Saxons drop to 0-5.

“This was a well played match that I thought we deserved to win,” stated Hilbert coach James Ruggiero. “Our team showed some real grit at the end to preserve this win.”

The Hawks play their fifth home game of the season this Saturday as the Clarkson University Golden Knights come to town for a 1:00 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.