Hawks Open Season At Elmira

Hilbert drops 1-0 decision to Eagles
Release Date:
August 31, 2008
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The Hilbert College men’s soccer team opened their season with a 1-0 loss at Elmira College on Sunday afternoon. Tim Certosimo scored the lone goal of the contest for Elmira in the 43rd minute.

Strong play in net by sophomore keeper Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) kept Hilbert in the game, as the Hawks were outshot 31-9 by the host Eagles. Davies recorded 15 saves, including 2 on the goal line to keep Hilbert in the game.

Offensively for Hilbert, junior forward Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) led the Hawks attack with 3 shots on goal.

“We got out played today but managed to stay in the game,” said head coach Tim Kronenwetter. “Our keeper made some solid saves but we end up losing 1-0, that’s soccer.”

The Hawks return to action Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. as they open the home schedule against local rival D'Youville College.

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.