Hawks Finish Season Off With Home Game

Fage adds another goal to her list
Release Date:
October 27, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY- The 2009 regular season for the women’s soccer team ended on Tuesday, October 27th with their last home game of the season against non-conference Ursuline College. The visiting Arrows from Ohio took advantage of their opportunities and finished the game with a 4-1 victory of the Hawks. Hilbert’s overall record moves to 7-9-2 as they transition into the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play-offs on Saturday, October 31.

Ursuline hit the scoreboard first within the first 2 minutes of the game off an Ashley Reeves short cross to Jaimie Grindle past Hilbert’s keeper Mary Zinni (Batavia, NY/Batavia). Grindle would prove to be the player involved in every offensive threat for Ursuline as the game played on. Before half time, she assisted on Alix Shanks’ goal and then score again herself off a header from a cross by Brittany Fox. By half time, Zinni had faced 4 shots on goal and made 1 save. 
Twenty minutes into the second half Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/Bethlehem) {photo} put the Hawks on line with an unassisted goal, her seventh score for the season. She just stuck with the play, fought through contact and put the ball past Ursuline’s goalie Rachel Smith, who finished the game with 1 save.    Sixty-two seconds later, Grindle assisted on the last goal of the game scored by Heather Beachy.
The Hawks will be practicing three more days before they travel Friday to Maryland to take on Frostburg State University in the first round match-up of the AMCC play-offs. The kick off is set for 4:30pm Saturday, 31st due to a FSU home football game that afternoon. Hilbert looks to take revenge and reverse the outcome of their first meeting this month. The Bobcats used their home-field advantage against the Hawks and gained a 5-0 decision on October 10.
First Round -  Sat., October 31
#5 La Roche at #4 PS-Altoona, 12n
#6 Pitt-Bradford at #3 Medaille, 2p
#7 Hilbert at #2 Frostburg St., 4:30p

Semifinals - Wed., Nov. 4

Winner La Roche/Altoona at #1 PS-Behrend
Winner Bradford/Medaille vs. winner Hilbert/Frostburg
(Note: Game times are TBA depending on Sat. results; if a single game, kick-off is 2p; if there is a doubleheader, women will play at 12n and men at 2:30p)
Finals - Saturday, Nov. 7  @ highest remaining seed


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.