Lady Hawks hold off Spartans for road win

Release Date:
September 5, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College women’s soccer team hung on for a 3-2 win at D’Youville College on Wednesday to give the Hawks their first win of the 2007 season. Courtney DeVille’s (Kenmore, NY/Kenmore West) game winning goal in the second half gave the visitors a 3-1 cushion they would not relinquish.

Hilbert’s Colleen Hanrahan (Tinton Falls, NJ/Monmouth) opened the scoring and Tricia Knight (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) gave the Hawks a two-goal lead heading into the intermission. D’Youville’s Amy Dziomba scored a pair of second-half goals to keep the Spartans’ chances of a rally alive. Spartans keeper Amy Dziomba recorded 16 saves in a losing effort.

Knight’s second goal of the season moves her into fifth place all-time at Hilbert where she has 15 to her credit in just 17 games played. Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) earned the win in goal for the Hawks and now stands in second place all-time with 14 wins to her credit. Hilbert (1-2) will be back in action on Friday, September 7th for a 4:00 pm home contest against Hiram College.

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.