Hawks Fall to Morrisville State

Release Date:
September 8, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s soccer team dropped a 3-2 decision to Morrisville State University, on Monday afternoon, at the Hilbert College soccer field.

The Mustangs jumped out to a 1-0 lead, as forward Drew Ketchum finished a nicely set up ball from midfielder Tim Benedict.

The Hawks, kept their composure, and quickly responded with two goals to take the lead at the half. Notching the first tally for Hilbert was freshman Eric Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois), who buried the ball on a beautifully executed play. Assisting on the goal, was junior, captain Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and freshman David Walkow (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West). Russell’s tally was the first NCAA point of his career. Ten minutes later the Hawks lit the lamp again. Cunningham converted freshman Ed Heffron’s (Williamsville, NY/Cardinal O’Hara) pass for the go ahead goal.

Morrisville State would even the score in the second half however, as junior Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) was credited with an own goal. The mustangs then took the lead in the 62nd minute as Drew Ketchum scored his second goal of the game.

“A couple of break downs in the back was the difference today,” said head coach Tim Kronenwetter. “Morrisville may have had 5 attacks all day but 3 ended up in the net. On the positive side, Eric Russell scored his first NCAA goal and David Walkow and Ed Heffron recorded their first career NCAA assists.”

The Hawks return to action Sept. 13, at Franciscan University with game time set for 3 p.m.

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.