Lady Saxons top Hawks for first win

Release Date:
September 27, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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ALFRED, NY – A 30-minute weather delay couldn’t stop the Alfred University women’s soccer team Thursday night as the Saxons earned a 3-1 win over visiting Hilbert College. Alfred (1-8-1) picked up its first win of the season under the lights at Merrill Field as the visiting Hawks failed to test Saxons’ goalie Meredith Ragan. The home team owned a 24-3 edge in shots with the Saxons’ freshman keeper allowing one goal on the only shot she faced.

Alfred’s Alisha Putney opened the scoring at 17:44 just prior to a weather delay coming at the 22-minute mark. When play resumed, the Hawks’ Tricia Knight (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) evened the score at 1-1 with just 00:18 left in the half.

Momentum wouldn’t be on Hilbert’s side as Alfred’s Alyssa Raykovitz netted the game winning goal just 2:50 into the start of the second half. Putney tailed her second goal of the contest less than two minutes later at 49:07 to give the Saxons a two-goal cushion they would not surrender.

Hilbert keeper Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) recoded six saves in 79:15 of work before being relieved by freshman Brianna Jerreld (Eden, NY/Eden) late in the game.

The Hawks (2-6-1) will return to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play on Saturday as the University of Pitt-Greensburg travels to Hamburg. Kick-off against the Bobcats is scheduled for 1:00 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.