Hawks vs. Lions proves fair fight in AMCC

Release Date:
September 22, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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ALTOONA, PA – The Hilbert College women’s soccer team surrendered an early 1-0 lead before hanging on to tie Penn State Altoona in Saturday night’s conference opener for both schools. After 110 minutes of play, including two-10-minute overtime periods, two very tired teams settled for a 1-1 stalemate at Spring Run Stadium.

Hilbert’s Cristina DiSano (Spencerport, NY/Spencerport) took a feed from Tricia Knight (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) and beat Altoona keeper Amber Werner at 23:53 to give the visitors the early lead. The Lions would respond when Allie Schumacher beat Hawks keeper Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) 9:17 later on a penalty kick.

Both teams were content with a 1-1 tie at the end of the first half and the second 45 minutes proved much of the same. When it was all-said and done, the Lions owned a 21-4 edge in shots while also dominating corner kicks, 10-1.

Goodwin stopped seven shots for Hilbert while Werner was tested just once for Penn State Altoona (3-3-1, 0-0-1).

The Hawks will next travel to Thiel College on Tuesday, September 25th to take on the Tomcats (1-4-1) in a 3:00 pm match.

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.