Opala Leads Men’s Soccer To First Win

Release Date:
September 6, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Jacob Opala (W. Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) scored 4 goals and Chris Fassl (Kenmore West/Kenmore, NY) added 2 assists to lead the Hilbert College men’s soccer team to a 5-1 win over visiting D’Youville College on Saturday.

The win improves the Hawks record to 1-3 on the season and gives head coach Kevin Mahoney his first collegiate coaching victory.

The Hilbert offense attempted 31 shots against the Spartans, while Hawks goalkeeper Marc Gaylor (Hinsdale Central/Hinsdale, NY) recorded 7 saves to secure the win.

The Hawks next game will be Wednesday on the road against Penn State-Behrend.

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.