Hawks Fly Over Spartans

Release Date:
September 10, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hilbert improves record to 2-3

The Hilbert College women’s soccer team defeated D’Youville 5-1 at the Hilbert College soccer field, on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, the Hawks improve their record to 2-3 on the season.

Hilbert dominated the Spartans from the opening gun. The Hawks built a commanding 3-0 lead in the first half, on the visiting Spartans and never relented. Junior Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) notched the first tally for the Hawks, as she scored in the 34th minute, on a header, off a perfectly placed pass from sophomore Emily Schilling (Holland, NY/Holland). The goal was Fage’s first of the season. Hilbert kept the pressure on and freshman Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East) scored two unassisted goals 3:30 apart to give the Hawks the three-goal advantage.

In the second half, it was more of the Hawks soaring through the Spartan defense. Fage scored her second goal of the game on a crisp feed from senior Tricia Knight (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer). Knight would then add her own tally to give Hilbert a 5-0 lead.

D’youville managed to get on the board late in the game as Stephanie Wiechec beat Hawk keeper Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia). Zinni got the victory however, improving her record to 2-0 on the season.

The Hawks return to action Sat. Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. when they travel to AMCC foe Franciscan.

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.