Women’s Soccer Ties Penn State Altoona

Release Date:
September 23, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – After falling behind 2-0 on Saturday, the Hilbert College women’s soccer team rallied for two unanswered goals tying Penn State Altoona at 2-2. Both teams would score again late in regulation before two scoreless overtimes would end the game in a 3-3 tie.

Hilbert finally got on the board at 48:00 when Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) scored to give the host Hawks momentum after a scoreless first-half of play. The game tying goal came at 68:26 from Colleen Hanrahan (Tinton Falls, NJ/Monmouth Regional) who found the back of the net for her first goal of the season.

The Lions answered back at 74:09 when Heather Darnell recorded her second goal of the game giving the Lions a 3-2 lead. Hilbert’s Amber Belseca (Newfane, NY/Newfane) capped off the scoring at 78:49 again knotting the game for the Hawks.

The Hawks were paced defensively by freshman goalie Jessica Morse (ArcadeNY/Pioneer) who relieved starter Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) 29:00 into the contest. Morse allowed one goal and recorded five saves to help spark the Hawks comeback.

The Hilbert College (4-2-1, 0-0-1) women’s soccer team is back in action Thursday at 4:00 pm when they play host to Wells College in a non-conference match up.

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.