HC soccer team loses to PSB

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

HAMBURG, NY – Eric Murillo scored what would be the game winning goal at 15:27 and the Penn State Behrend men’s soccer team upended Hilbert College 5-0 Tuesday. The loss drops the Hawks to a 2-10-2 and 1-6 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) while the Behrend Lions improve to 10-4-2, 6-2.

With a 1-0 lead and the first half coming to a close, Penn State Behrend’s David Baleno’s gave the visitor’s a 2-0 advantage with just 13 seconds remaining in the half. The backbreaking goal came as the Lions held a commanding 10-1 advantage in shots after 45 minutes of play.

A slow start in the second half put the Hawks in a deeper hole as Penn State Behrend’s Jerry Tortella connected on a quick shot just 17 seconds in to play. With Hilbert not being able to answer, Tortella scored again at 57:30 and the rout was on. Lance Sabol rounded out the scoring at 61:00 before retiring starting Hilbert goalie Chris Hannel (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga), who was done for the day with four saves to his credit.

Back-up Hilbert keeper Eric Davies played out the last 23:00 and recorded four stops in a losing effort. The Lions’ Dustin Walker got the win with one save on the afternoon.

The Hawks have just two games remaining and will try to get back on track this weekend at conference foe La Roche College. Stat time against the Redhawks is scheduled for 3:00 pm in Pittsburgh, PA.

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.