Smith Put Up Big Numbers In Goal In Loss

Release Date:
September 6, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
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Box Score

AURORA, NY – Hilbert College’s Erin Smith turned away 22 shots on goal but, unfortunately, the Hawks didn’t produce any offense of their own in the 2-0 loss in women’s soccer at  Wells College September 5. Shannon Blanford earned four points for the Express who improved to 1-1 with their non-conference victory.

Hilbert’s Megan Van Norman was able to unleash four of the Hawks’ seven shots on goal, but the Express keeper, Ashley Roser, stopped every shot and earned her first shutout of the season.

Blanford scored in the 34th minute after she evaded a Hilbert defender and took a through-ball up the middle to go unopposed against Smith in goal. She later notched her second strike 11:52 into the second half which dropped the Hawks record to 1-2 overall.

The women’s soccer team travels to Alfred University September 8 to play under the lights in the 7pm game. They then have a week-long break before they host their home-opener September 15th at 1pm against Hiram.

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.