Men’s Soccer blanked at Medaille

Release Date:
October 3, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY – The Medaille College men’s soccer team racked up seven uncontested goals Wednesday night at All High Stadium while cruising to an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) win over Hilbert College. The number two team in the league improved to 9-1-2 overall and 3-0-1 in the AMCC while the Hawks fall to 1-7-2 (0-3-0).

Things got off to a poor start for the Hawks when Medaille’s Kendell McFayden scored just 2:49 into regulation. Jason Butterbrodt would make it 2-0 at 32:46 before Josh Meier would score his first of three straight goals at 33:32, 40:54, and 47:53. Andrew Ventura would add the sixth goal at 64:31 and Mike Rhodes would complete the scoring with 8:28 to play.

Medaille would use 23 players to record a 41-4 advantage in shots as they kept Hilbert goalies Chris Hannel (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) and Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) busy throughout the night. The two freshmen split time between the pipes and combined for 12 saves in the loss.

The Maverick’s Gary Boughton recorded four assists in the win while keepers J.J. Bilinski (one save) and Milad Zareian (two saves) anchored the Medaille defense.

Hilbert will regroup for an important AMCC match at Frostburg State this weekend. Kick-off against the Bobcats is scheduled for 3:00 pm at Bobcats Stadium.

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.