Men's Soccer Loses In the Air

Release Date:
September 17, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s soccer team lost a tough 2-1 non-conference game to cross town rival Buffalo State College September 17. The winless Hawks held a 1-0 lead after 50 minutes of play only to give up two goals off headers to the visiting Bengals who improve to 5-0-1. 

Hilbert’s Eric Russell had a nice pass to set up Ed Sarcione who beat a defender and keeper at 50:30 to score his second goal of the season. The Hawks continued to contain the Bengals on the ground and defended every possession near the net. 

At 57:08, after a Hilbert foul, Thomas Karanas put the ball in play finding Matt Hamister in the box who headed it past Hilbert’s Kamil Cislak to even the score. Eleven minutes later Buffalo State’s Kirk Love scored the game winner off a header.

Buffalo State outshot the Hawks (12-9) and held the advantage of (9-5) in corner kicks.   Cislak finished with 7 saves after facing 9 shots on goal.

Up next for the Hawks (0-6) is their first road game since September 5 when they travel to Morrisville September 19(4pm) and then travel to Thiel College to play a double header with our women’s team (3pm/5pm). Hilbert plays again in Hamburg September 24 when they open AMCC league play against Pitt-Greensburg.

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.