Men’s Soccer Team Loses 2-0 at Medaille

Release Date:
September 17, 2004
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September 17, 2004


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Medaille College (3-4-1) picked up an important 2-0 win over visiting Hilbert College in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) men’s soccer Thursday afternoon. With the loss, Hilbert drops to 0-4 on the season and 0-1 in conference play. 


Medaille opened the scoring just 1:04 into the game with a goal by Steven DeGroff, his fourth of the season. Stephen Barker rounded out the scoring in the 55th minute with an unassisted breakaway. 


The Mavericks peppered Hilbert goalie Tim Wieder (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) with 24 shots while the Hawks managed to get 10 off at their opponent. Jacob Opala (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) recorded a team-high five shots, while Wieder notched nine saves.


The Hawks next contest is at home Sept. 20 vs. Lycoming College. The match starts at 4 p.m.

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.