UPB Fast Start Upends Hawks

Release Date:
October 19, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BRADFORD, PA – The University of Pitt-Bradford (4-14, 3-4) raced to a 2-0 halftime lead before picking up a late second half goal en route to a 3-0 win over Hilbert College in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) men’s collegiate soccer action. The visiting Hawks failed to find the back of the net against Panthers’ keeper Michael Ruffino, who turned away three shots to earn the win.

Phil Morgan and Winnie Rajakumar led the offensive attack for the host Panthers with each netting a first half goal. Andrew Scolaro also scored to put the game out of reach with 10 minutes left.

Hilbert keeper Thomas Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) recorded seven saves after relieving starter Tim Weider (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) who turned away two Bradford shots on the afternoon. The loss drops Hilbert’s record to 3-9 overall and 2-5 in AMCC play.

The Hawks travel to conference foe Penn State Altoona on Saturday, October 22nd for a 6:00 pm start time.

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.