Men's Soccer Continues to Win and Break Records

Release Date:
October 10, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

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BRADFORD, PA – With their 4-1 victory over Pitt-Bradford October 9th,  the men’s soccer team set an all-time win record for a single season at Hilbert College. The Hawks improve to 6-5-1 overall and continue to maintain their upper level rankings in the AMCC league at 4-1. Three midfielders and one defender scored stretching the Hawks to 6-1-1 over the last month of play.

After taking a 1-0 advantage into half time, the Hawks extended their lead every ten minutes and finished with an important road conference win. Jordan Lynch (6g), Mario Williams (8g) and Ed Minkel (3g) continue to add points for Hilbert. New-comer to the scoring column, defender Scott Cvetkovski {in photo to right} traveled the distance of the field and finished the play in the 75th  minute to earn his first collegiate goal.   Supporting the scoring cast with assists were James Knapp, Minkel and Matt Kane; all three players increased their season assist number to three. Jeremy Kraska was credited with four saves improving to 3-5-1 overall in net.

With four games left in the regular season, the Hawks have already broken several men’s soccer all-time season records. The 2012 team has taken over the top slot with 97 Points (34g, 29a), goals (34), Game Winning Goals (6), Shots on Goal (96) and Most Wins (6). Individually, Jonathan Davison is credited with 22 Shots on Goal, only a few shots ahead of Mario Williams (#4, 19 sog) and Jordan Lynch (#5, 18 sog). And currently, Williams holds down Points Per Game (1.92), and is one assist away from tying the leader for season assists. Davison (1.83), Lynch (1.64) and Williams (1.58) hold the top three slots in shots Per Game with Ed Minkel (0.83) and Matt Saxton (0.67) chasing right behind in 6th and 8th place in season order. The keepers are setting some season records as well. Paul Liedkie is tied for the top spot with two Shutouts while he shares the Most Wins with teammate Jeremy Kraska (three each).

Hilbert travels to Penn State Altoona (3-3) this weekend and to D’Youville College (1-5) October 17. They close out their regular season with a final push for play-offs when they host the top two teams in the AMCC league: Senior Day October 20 against La Roche College (5-1) and Penn State Behrend (5-0) October 23.

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.