Women's Soccer Wins First AMCC Game

Release Date:
September 24, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY - After a slow first half, the Hilbert women’s soccer team picked up their intensity the second period to secure a 2-1 victory over Pitt-Greensburg September 24. With the victory, the Hawks (6-3) now have a 1-0 AMCC record and dropped Greensburg to 0-1 (0-8 overall).   

Greensburg’s Alexa Henry scored first at 12:47 after she intercepted a pass to give her an open goal for the score. The Bobcats held the lead for 13 minutes until Katie Newton {#19 in photo to right} crossed the ball from the right wing which caused it to veer into the upper 90 over Olivia Valenti, Greensburg’s goalie. 

After halftime, the Hawks came out with a different attitude and outplayed the visitors. Kayla Norman gave Alyssa Hulbert a nice pass which allowed Hulbert to rocket the ball from behind the box into the goal. Hulbert’s eighth goal of the season put the Hawks ahead on the scoreboard for good. 

Hilbert outshot Greensburg 9-2 and had a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks during the second half. It was only a matter of time before their second goal materialized in the 77th minute.

The Hawks have a week-long break from games before they travel to Franciscan University October 1.

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.