Hawks Beaten By Soaring Eagles

Release Date:
September 3, 2005
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ELMIRA, NY – The Elmira College Soaring Eagles (1-0) got the only goal they needed from Giovanni Rodriquez at 13:24 of the first half to earn a 1-0 win over the visiting Hilbert College Hawks on Saturday. The loss drops the Hawks to 1-0 on the young season.

Hilbert keeper Tommy Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) turned away three shots in the losing effort while the Hawks mustered only two shots on goal at the offensive end.

Despite the loss, first-year Hilbert coach Rick Couell was satisfied with his team’s effort. “I was very pleased with what I saw considering this was our first taste of live action together,” said Couell. “Holding them scoreless in the second half keep us in it.”

The Hawks play their first home contest of the 2005 season on Tuesday, September 6 against local foe Medaille College at 5:00 pm.

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.