Behrend Lions Roar by Hawks 4-0

Release Date:
September 27, 2005
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HAMBURG, NY – Penn State Behrend improved to 6-2 (1-1) on the year with a 4-0 win over the Hilbert College Hawks Tuesday afternoon in NCAA Division III men’s soccer action. The Hawks dropped their third straight contest and stand at 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

The visiting Behrend Lions score twice in each half and kept Hilbert keeper Tim Wieder (Derby, NY/Lakeshore) busy throughout the afternoon. Wieder faced 11 shots on goal and recorded seven saves to try to keep the Hawks hopes of a comeback alive. A stiff Behrend defense allowed the Hawks only one shot on Penn State Behrend goalie Matt Zirnsak who earned the shutout win.

The Hawks will regroup for an important AMCC contest at home this Saturday, October 1st. The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Bobcats come to Hamburg for a 3:00 pm contest.

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.