Lady Hawks Win Big at Mt. Aloysius

Release Date:
October 14, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

CRESSON, PA – Amber Balseca (Newfane, NY/Newfane) scored twice and Tricia Knight (Arcade, NY/Pioneer) added an insurance hat trick to lead the Hilbert College women’s soccer team to a 9-0 win over Mount Aloysius College. Saturday’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) blowout improves Hilbert to 6-4-2, 2-2-2 and gives the Hawks sole possession of fifth place in the conference standings.

Balseca scored just 2:00 into the game in what would prove to be the only goal necessary.  Michelle Greco (Jamestown, NY/Southwestern) scored at 4:25 and Knight recorded her first goal at 14:50 on a penalty-kick to give the visiting Hawks a comfortable 3-0 half-time lead.

Cristina DiSano (Spencerport, NY/Spencerport) upped the lead to 4-0 at 55:00 before Knight answered again at 61:17. Katrina Galofaro (Dunkirk, NY/Silver Creek) made it 6-0 Hilbert at 64:00 and Knight recorded her third goal of the game at 71:00. Rosanne Gawronski’s (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) goal at 79:00 came before Balseca rounded out the scoring at 83:00.

Hilbert keeper Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) earned the shutout without seeing a shot all afternoon. Balseca added three assists while Greco and Kaitlyn Miller (Depew, NY/Depew) each chipped in with two apiece.

Mount Aloysius College goalie Laura Deely recorded nine saves in a losing effort for the Mounties (1-10, 0-5).

The Hawks are scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, October 17th with a home makeup game with Wells College. Kick-off is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

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.