Hawks Struggle on Road; Loss to FSU Ends Season

Release Date:
October 23, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

FROSTBURG, MD – The Hilbert College men’s soccer team concluded their season over the weekend with losses at Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) foes Penn State Altoona and Frostburg State.

At Penn State Altoona on Saturday, the visiting Hawks couldn’t recover from a 4-0 half-time deficit and lost to the Lions 6-0. Penn State Altoona’s Connor Nelson and Bryan Pierzga each scored two goals in the first-half with Justin Brunt and JC Cambell adding goals to put the game out of reach in the second stanza. Hilbert keeper Tom Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) made six saves in a losing effort.

Sunday’s make-up game at Frostburg State again had the Hawks failing to find the back of the net. The host Bobcats scored two goals in the fist-half and added two more in the second as four different Bobcats scored in the 4-0 win. Frostburg dominated play on both ends of the field as the visiting Hawks failed to get any shots on goal. Cone was again busy stopping 13 shots and completes his senior season with a 1-7 record and 89 saves.

First-year head coach Rick Couell’s Hawks finish the 2005 season at 3-11 overall and 2-5 in AMCC play. The Hawks will look forward to the scheduled return of 16 players next fall.

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.