Hawks Split with Penn State Altoona

Release Date:
April 15, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College split with Penn State Altoona Saturday afternoon in women’s NCAA division III softball action. The Hawks won the first game 11-9, before losing to the visiting Lions in game two by a score of 7-6.

In game one, Hilbert and Altoona traded leads for the first four innings before the Hawks used two costly Lions errors to plate five runs, giving the Hawks an 11-7 advantage. After a two run homerun by Amanda Shomo to pull Altoona within two, freshman pitcher Kate Moyer (Scio, NY/Scio) closed the door, recording the save. The Hawks were paced offensively by Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) who went 3-4 with two runs scored and two runs batted in. Karen Kalwicki (Sloan, NY/JFK), Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) and winning pitcher Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) all chipped in with two hits apiece.

In the nightcap, a 3-run homerun by senior Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) in the bottom of the seventh inning proved not to be enough, as Altoona hung on for the one run victory. Hilbert was again led by Stranc who went 3-3, ending the day with six total hits. Gollaher was charged with the loss as she scattered nine hits in seven innings of work.

The Hawks (5-15, 3-8) will travel to Alfred University on Tuesday, April 18th for a 3:00 PM non-conference doubleheader against the Saxons.

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.