HC men's soccer drops two at BSC tourney

Release Date:
September 1, 2007
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BUFFALO, NY - Geneva College defeated Hilbert College, 2-0, Saturday in the consolation game of the Buffalo State All-America Classic at Coyer field. The Hawks fell 1-0 in overtime to Daemen College in Friday afternoon’s first-round action.

Against Geneva, the Golden Tornadoes outshot the Hawks 30-7 and used two first-half goals from Scott Swartley to record the shutout win. Hilbert freshman Chris Hannel (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) recorded 16 saves in making his collegiate debut in net.

A Steve Doermer goal at 91:14 broke a scoreless contest on Friday to deny the Hawks and early season win. The Hawks’ Eric Davies, a freshman, made eight saves in a losing effort while offensively Hilbert threw just two shots at Daemen keeper Jeff Spencer.

In today’s championship game, Daemen beat Buffalo State 2-1 thanks to a header from Scott Jablonka. The Hawks (0-2) were represented on the all-tournament team with Hannel, Davies, and Brandon Bettinger (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) receiving post tourney honors.

Hilbert will regroup for a 4:00 pm game at local foe D’Youville College on Wednesday, September 5th.

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.