HC Drops Road Match to Penn State Behrend

Release Date:
September 28, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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September 28, 2004


ERIE, Pa. – The Hilbert College men’s soccer team lost Wednesday to the Penn State Behrend Lions 6-1 at Behrend Field in Erie, Pa. The loss drops the Hawks to 0-7 on the season, and 0-2 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play.


The Behrend Lions opened the scoring just 34 seconds into the match, as Bryan Blaszczyk scored off an assist from Craig Slaubaugh. Justin Reese chipped in with two goals, while Slaubaugh tallied a second assist later in the match.


Jacob Opala (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) notched his team-leading third goal of the season, scoring on a header in the 49th minute of the second half. Dan Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) and Josh Krupski (Elma, NY/Iroquois) were credited with assists on the play. It was the first goal given up by the Lions at home all season. 


Tim Wieder (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) stopped 12 shots on goal for Hilbert.


The team looks to regroup Oct. 2 as they travel to Greensburg, Pa., to take on the University of Pittsburg at Greensburg. Game time will be 3 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.