Men's Soccer Sends Off Seniors

Release Date:
October 22, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – Penn State Altoona scored two goals each half to capture a 4-0 victory over the Hilbert College men’s soccer team October 22. Prior to kick-off, the Hawks honored their four graduating seniors – Ed Heffron, Eric Russell, Scott Walker and David Walkow. With the loss, the Hawks drop to 1-7 in AMCC league standings while Altoona improved to 6-3 and have a firm hold on the 4th seed heading into the conference play-offs.

Joshua Philip opened the scoring in the thirty-eighth minute before Sam Aumiller scored the game’s second goal off a restart kick from outside the 18. After intermission, Tyler Beechan netted two goals himself to finish the Lions scoring for the afternoon.

Scott Walker made 5 saves on the day as the Hawks were outshot 20-5. Eric Russell worked for the Hawks only shot on goal which he earned in the 85th minute.

Hilbert travels to North Buffalo October 25 when they close out their season at cross-town and undefeated AMCC rival Medaille College (14-2-1, 7-0 AMCC). The game will be played at All-High Stadium with a 6pm scheduled start time.

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.