LEC Men's Soccer Team Beats HC, 2-1

Release Date:
October 11, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Lake Erie College’s Justin Rraya’s scored the game winning goal at 60:46 to lift the visiting Storm to a 2-1 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) win over the Hilbert College Hawks on Tuesday.

Trailing 1-0 with just over eight minutes to go in the first-half, Hilbert’s Justin Piotrowski (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) scored off a feed from Bryan Kraska (Depew, NY/Depew) to tie the score at 1-1. That’s as close as the Hawks would come as Rraya’s second-half goal and a stiff Lake Erie defense dampened any chances of a Hilbert rally.

The Hawks failed to record any second-half shots on Storm goalie Ray Liptay as the freshman made all of his saves (3) in the first-half. Hilbert’s Tom Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) stopped 13 shots in a losing effort as the Hawks fall to 2-10 overall and 0-5 in the AMCC.

On Saturday, October 15th the Hawks will take on AMCC foe Mount Aloysius College in their last regular season home game. Starting time will follow the 1:00 pm women’s game against the Mounties.

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.