Softball Hawks Stumble in Season Opener

Release Date:
March 12, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

FORT PIERCE, FL – The Hilbert College softball team started the 2007 season with a doubleheader loss to Northwestern College (MN) in Fort Pierce, FL on Monday. The Hawks dropped game one 3-1 before falling to the Eagles 12-3 in the nightcap.

In the first game, the Hawks struck for four hits but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles earned six hits and all three of their runs off Hilbert pitcher Meagan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport). Freshman Rachel Parker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) had two hits, an RBI, and a stolen base in her collegiate debut for the Hawks in a losing effort.

Parker suffered the loss on the mound for the Hawks in game two. Hilbert was paced by sophomore Kelly Goodwin’s (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls) single and two stolen bases. Freshman Sarah Collins (Lewistown, PA/Indian Valley) earned her first collegiate hit and also recorded a pair of stolen bases for the Hawks in the day’s second contest.

Hilbert (0-2) will next face Penn State Beaver Tuesday morning in a doubleheader.

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.