Softball team wins DH at Wells

Release Date:
April 5, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

AURORA, NY – Hilbert College’s Meghan Gollaher (Rochester, NY/Spencerport) and Laura Stranc (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) picked up pitching victories in leading the Hawks to a pair of softball wins at Wells College Wednesday. The Hawks took the first game 11-2 in five innings and then came back to defeat the Express 5-4 in eight innings.

In game one, Gollaher (2-11) allowed just four hits while striking out six batters to earn her second win of the year. The Hawks pushed five runs across the plate in the first inning and the route was on. Kelly Goodwin (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls), Mandy Lisowski (North Collins, NY/North Collins), and Amanda Rybak led the offense with two hits apiece. Gollaher also chipped in from the plate with a single, and three RBIs to help the winners improve to 2-13 on the year.

Stranc (1-0) went the distance in the second game as the Hawks needed overtime to put away the Express (0-10) in eight innings. Hilbert overcame six errors, including two in the bottom of the sixth inning, before scoring two runs in the eighth to regain control. The Express answered with a run in the bottom of the inning, but Stranc fielded a groundball and threw out the last chance for Wells. Stranc helped the Hawks cause with a pair of hits, including a triple while Goodwin doubled, scored two runs, and added an RBI. The Hawks’ Sarah Collins (Lewistown, PA/Indian Valley) collected two hits and added an RBI, and Christine Libby (Lackawanna, NY/Lackawanna) earned a hit, and RBI, and scored two runs.

Poor weather across western New York has postponed the Hawks (3-13) regularly scheduled doubleheader at Keuka College on Thursday.

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.