Hilbert Softball Team Splits; Stays Above .500

Release Date:
March 18, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

March 18, 2004


Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The Hilbert College women’s softball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Centenary College this morning before rebounding for an 8-4 win over Alvernia College in NCAA Division III action in Myrtle Beach, S.C.


Freshman pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Spencerport/Rochester, NY) surrendered only three hits, but gave up a costly three-run homer in the second inning against Centenary.  Michelle Greco (Southwestern/Jamestown, NY) scored the lone Hilbert run as the Hawks managed only five hits against the Lady Cyclones (1-4). Gollaher suffered her second straight loss on the mound after starting the season at 3-0.


Greco, Emily Steele (Batavia/Batavia, NY), Katie Schrecongost (Falconer/Falconer, NY), and Jesse Huntz (Pioneer/Arcade, NY) all collected two hits apiece in the second game as the Hawks topped Alvernia. Hilbert opened the flood gates with a seven-run fourth inning as the hot bats helped the Hawks to the 8-4 win. 


Gollaher earned her fourth win of the year, striking out five Crusader batters while allowing nine hits for the game.


Tomorrow the Hawks will make up rained out games from March 16 against Oswego State at 9:30 a.m. and Mount St. Vincent College at 11:30 a.m.

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.