Wildcats top Hawks 4-2

Release Date:
September 22, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Daemen College received a timely goal from Bruce Colgan to break an early 2-2 first-half tie, helping the visiting Wildcats to a 4-2 win over the Hilbert College Hawks yesterday in men’s collegiate soccer.

Hilbert’s Tim Jordan (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) opened the scoring 5:00 minutes into the first-half on a one-timer that bounced in off the crossbar and past Daemen keeper Brandon Gravino.

The Wildcats answered at 23:00 and again just 30 seconds later before Hilbert’s Patrick Kane (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) evened the score at 2-2 with a pretty header off a corner kick at 28:30.

Colgan’s game winning goal with just under seven minutes to play in the half gave the Wildcats a 3-2 lead they would not surrender. Daemen got an insurance goal from Lorkan McCarthy with nine seconds remaining in regulation to ice the win and improve the Wildcats to 2-4 on the season.

Hilbert goalies Tom Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) and Tim Wieder (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) combined for 10 saves in the losing effort as the Hawks dropped to 1-4 on the year.

Hilbert travels to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foe La Roche College this Saturday, September 24th for a 3:00 pm contest against the Redhawks.

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.