Hawks Improve to 3-1 in AMCC

Fage scores hat trick at home
Release Date:
October 3, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY—The Hilbert Women’s soccer team improved to 3-1 in AMCC play over the weekend as they defeated conference foe Mount Aloysius College 6-0 on Saturday, October 3. The win improves the Hawks record to 6-3-2 and keeps the Mounties from earning their first victory this fall.

Hilbert registered its first goal only ten minutes into the period as senior Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/ Bethlehem) put one past Mt. Aloysius’ goal keeper Jess Petrella after a corner kick set up by sophomore Alyssa Hulbert (Tonawanda, NY/Kenmore East). Just a few minutes later, freshman Katie Newton (Elba, NY/Elba) scored unassisted, only to be matched by freshman Nicole Blair’s (Syracuse, NY/East Syracuse Minoa) unassisted goal almost two minutes later. The scoring for the first half ended after Fage scored her second goal - a header - off a pass from Kayla Norman (Brockport, NY/Brockport). Hilbert carried all the momentum in the first half. They didn’t stop attacking and the 16-2 shot advantage proved that point. Of the 16 shots, 8 were on target (4 scores, 4 saves) and the other 8 were just hard, excited shots that went astray.
In the second half, Fage found the net again – earning her first hat trick of the season – from a pass crossed in front of the net by Newton.   And to finish the scoring off for the day, Norman used her head for  points of her own; Hulbert booted a free kick and Norman headed the ball past Petrella. Again, in the second half the Hawks had a huge number of shots which totaled a 31-5 advantage for the day.
Outstanding defense by freshman Kara Donner (Springville, NY/ Springville), junior Courtney DeVille (Kenmore, NY/ Kenmore West) , and Emily Schilling  (Holland, NY/ Holland) held the Mounties to just three shots on net all game giving Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/ Batavia) her seventh shutout of the season.
Coach James Ruggiero felt that his team “was really on top of our game today; we got great work on restarts and we were really able to get in behind them. It makes things a bit easier when you can attack for different angles.”
The Hawks return to action as they take on cross town rival and AMCC opponent Medaille College on Wednesday, October 7 at All High Stadium on Main Street in Buffalo at 6 pm.

Junior Courtney DeVille prepares to clear the ball against Mount Aloyisius on October 3.

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.