Season Continues for Lady Hawks with Win Over Mavs

Release Date:
October 29, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
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ELMA, NY – Poor field conditions forced Saturday’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) women’s soccer playoff game inside where Hilbert College earned a 1-0 win over Medaille College. Maggie Fage’s (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) game winning goal at Sahlen’s Sports Park propels the Hawks into next week’s semifinal round against top seeded Frostburg State.

After a scoreless first-half, Fage took a pass from Samantha Cevaer (Ransomville, NY/Wilson) and beat Medaille keeper Mattea Haessner at 49:09 for what would prove to be the only goal needed. Haessner finished the day with five saves while Hilbert’s Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) helped preserve the shutout with nine saves for the winners.

“Medaille got the better of us earlier in the season, but our team really extended their play today,” said Hawks coach James Ruggiero. “This was a great team win for our program.”

The #5 seed Hawks (8-6-2) will meet the #1 seed Bobcats of Frostburg State on Wednesday, November 1st in Maryland with the winner advancing to next weekend’s finals.

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.