Men’s Soccer Settles For Tie

Sarcione heads into Overtime
Release Date:
October 2, 2010
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Hamburg, NY – Both Franciscan University and Hilbert men’s soccer teams battled in a fast-paced and physical match on Saturday, October 2. The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game went into two ten-minute overtime periods before both teams had to settle for a 2-2 tie. Sophomore Ed Sarcione (Eden, NY/Eden) scored both goals for the Hawks bringing his overall point total for the season to ten after a 0-9-1 start.

The visitors scored first on a breakaway goal in the 18th minute by Leonel Lacayo. Franciscan was called for a hand ball in the box allowing Sarcione to take the Hilbert penalty kick. Sarcione put it past the keeper just before half time evening the score at 1-1. Fifteen minutes into the second half, the Baron’s Luke Merry intercepted a goal kick by Kamil Cislak (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) and fired it past the keeper for the lead. Hilbert put pressure on every ball for the next twenty-four minutes and eleven seconds looking to create scoring opportunities. With one second left in regulation, Sarcione headed a ball into the left side of the net off a cross from Dave Walkow (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West).
Both teams continued to scrap for an advantage on net during the over- time periods.  With neither team scoring a goal, the game ended in a 2-2 tie. Franciscan goes to 1-7-1 on the year.

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.