HC Men's Soccer Gets First Win

Release Date:
October 26, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
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October 26, 2004


BUFFALO, N.Y. – Saving their best for last, the Hilbert College Hawks men’s soccer team picked up their first win of the season by beating D’Youville College 8-0 Tuesday. The win avenges a 4-2 loss to the Spartans dating back to Sept. 4, and gives first-year Hilbert coach Tim Kronenwetter his first collegiate win.


Tim Jordan (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) led the Hawks offense with three goals and two assists while Jacob Opala (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) scored two goals and assisted on three others.  Dan Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) also scored two goals and added a pair of assists while teammate Pat Kane (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) scored and picked up an assist. Josh Krupski (Elma, NY/Iroquois) chipped in with two assists to round out the Hilbert points.


The Hawks (1-14), (0-9) close out the 2004 season, and their first as a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, on a positive note. Kronenwetter will look forward to the return of 11 players for the 2005 season, including goalie Tim Wieder (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) who recorded his first career shutout in the win.   

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.