Softball Hawks Take Two From Express

Release Date:
April 25, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College softball team crossed the plate 25 times in a 12-1, 13-1 doubleheader sweep of visiting Wells College on Tuesday. Hilbert’s Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) and Lacey John (Versailles, NY/Gowanda) picked up pitching wins to help the Hawks improve to 8-21 on the season.

Game one saw the Hawks score all of their runs in the first two innings before the visitors got on the board in the top of the fourth. Hilbert’s Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) led the Hawks with two doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) also had a double, RBI, and crossed the plate twice. Jeanette Testa (Forestville, NY/Forestville) had a hit, three RBIs and scored a run as 12 different Hawks made plate appearances.

The host Hawks scored eight runs in the first inning of game two before answering again in the third, fourth, and fifth innings to put the game out of reach. Stranc was four for four with two doubles, four RBIs, and three runs scored to pace the winners. Amber Fie (Olean, NY/Olean) homered and combined with Nicolette Newton (Forestville, NY/Forestville) for six hits, five RBIs, and four runs as the Hawks peppered Express pitcher Taneeka Smith for 15 hits.

Hilbert will finish the regular season at home on Thursday against D’Youville College. Game one of the twinbill starts at 3:00 pm.

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.