Men’s Soccer Team Tops Wells, 4-1

Release Date:
September 22, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

AURORA, NY – Dan Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) and Gary Cummings (Lancaster, NY/Lancaaster) each scored a pair of goals and added assists in Hilbert College’s 4-1 men’s soccer victory over Wells College Thursday. The non-conference win improves the Hawks to 3-5 while the Express drop to 0-8 on the season.

Hilbert goalie Adam Eaton (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) earned his second win of the season and recorded five saves on the day. Kirk Love (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) and Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) picked up assists for the Hawks who led 2-0 at the half.

Mike Miller’s goal at 51:56 prevented the shutout and keeper Matt Birklin stopped six shots in a losing effort to lead the Express.

The Hawks open up Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play this weekend when they play host to Penn State Altoona in a 1:00 pm contest on Saturday.

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.