Hawks Start Season at Alfred University Tournament

Hawks drop tightly played 1-0 decision to host Saxons
Release Date:
August 30, 2008
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The Hilbert College women’s soccer team opened their season with a 1-0 defeat to Alfred University, Saturday afternoon. This was the first of a two game set at the Alfred University Invitational tournament. After a scoreless first half, Molly Finnerty gave the host Saxons a 1-0 lead. Hilbert outshot Alfred 8-5 and held a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks but were unable to capitalize on their chances. “I feel we controlled play for the most part, but they capitalized on their lone opportunity,” said head coach James Ruggiero. Senior Kelley Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) got the start in net for Hilbert, recording two saves in 90 minutes of work.

The Hawks will square off against local rival D’Youville College on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Alfred University.

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.