Visiting Terriers edge Hawks in soccer

Release Date:
September 16, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hiram College improved to 6-0-1 with a 2-1 victory over the Hilbert College men’s soccer team Sunday afternoon in Hamburg. The loss drops the Hawks to 0-4-1 on the year.

Hiram’s Kelsey Resnick scored the game’s first goal on a penalty kick just 12:25 into the contest. At 23:30, the Terriers Jamie Garner beat Hawks freshman goalie Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) and the visitors from Ohio had a comfortable 2-0 lead, including a 12-0 advantage in shots as the half came to a close.

The Terriers racked up 13 more shots in the second half, but Davies stood tall making 10 of his 15 saves in the second stanza. Hilbert freshman Brandon Bettinger (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) prevented the shutout with his first collegiate goal at 89:11 to round out the scoring.

Hiram used three keepers on the day with Dan Dempsey making two saves before allowing the Bettinger goal. The Terriers also held a 9-0 advantage in corner kicks with both teams combining for 20 fouls on the afternoon.

Hilbert will regroup for another non-league game on Tuesday, September 18th when the Wells College Express come to town for a 4:00 pm match.

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.