Men’s Soccer Team Goes 0-2 at Buff State Tourney

SUNY Morrisville Shocks Hawks in Consolation Game
Release Date:
September 10, 2006
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BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College men’s soccer team lost to Buffalo State 3-0 on Saturday and then surrendered three late goals in a 3-2 loss to SUNY Morrisville in Sunday’s consolation game. Medaille College went on to defeat the host Bengals in the Championship game of the Buffalo State Men’s Soccer Invitational.

Against Buffalo State, the visiting Hawks allowed all three goals in the first half and managed only two shots on goal in Saturday’s loss. Keeper Josh Griffey (Holland, NY/Holland) recorded five saves in the losing effort.

The SUNY Morrisville Mustangs scored three goals in a span of 1:21 over the final three minutes of play to shock the Hawks in Sunday’s consolation game. Kirk Love (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) and Gary Cummings (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) scored to give the Hawks a 2-0 lead before the Mustangs roared back with goals at 87:21 and again just 54 seconds later. Morrisville’s Andrew Ketchum completed the comeback with the game winner with just 1:18 remaining.

Hilbert’s Pat Kane (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) and Michael Erlwein (Jeffersonville, NY/Sullivan West) were named to the all-tournament team. The Hawks (1-4) resume play with a game at NAIA Division II opponent Daemen College on September 14th.

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.