Men’s Soccer Downed by PSB

Release Date:
October 18, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ERIE, PA – Penn State Behrend scored all of their goals in the first 29 minutes of play in earning a 3-0 win over the Hilbert College men’s soccer team Wednesday in Erie, PA. The Behrend Lions improve to 7-7-2 overall and 5-2-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). The visiting Hawks fall to 4-10-1, 1-5-1 with the loss.

Jerry Tortella opened the scoring just 1:03 into the game when he beat Hilbert keeper Adam Eaton (Sardina, NY/Pioneer). Behrend’s Adam Cline scored at 11:16 and Sean Ruhlman’s goal at 28:34 gave the home team a quick 3-0 advantage at the half.

A solid Behrend Lions defense limited the Hawks to just one shot on goal each half while Eaton was busy throughout the afternoon making eight saves in a losing effort.

The Hawks will regroup for an important AMCC contest this Saturday at home against La Roche College. Kickoff against the Redhawks (7-9, 3-4) is scheduled for 3:00 pm.

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.