Hawks Notch OT Win at Wells

Release Date:
October 20, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College Men’s soccer program notched a 3-2 overtime victory over Wells College on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Hawks improve to 4-9 on the season.

Wells took an early 1-0 lead but Hawks tied it before the half 1-1 on a goal from senior Mike Gabor (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale). Assisting on Gabor’s tally was freshman Eric Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) In the second stanza, the Hawks scored first to take a 2-1 advantage, on a goal by freshman Ed Heffron (Williamsville, NY/Cardinal O’Hara). The goal was Heffron’s first career NCAA point. Notching the helper on the Hawks second marker was sophomore Brandon Bettinger (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) and junior Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells.

Hilbert and Wells would need overtime to decide the outcome of the match. In overtime junior Karl Bukowecki (Depew, NY/Lancaster) scored the game winning goal for the Hawks to secure the victory. Begeal recorded his second assist of the match on the game winner.

Freshman Scott Walker (Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney) recorded the win in goal for the Hawks, recording 12 saves on the afternoon

The Hawks are right back in action Sat. Oct. 18, at AMCC opponent Mount Aloysius 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.