Hawks Out-shoot Morrisville

Offense on track, but can’t find net
Release Date:
September 10, 2009
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MORRISVILLE, NY – Hilbert College men’s soccer team traveled to Morrisville State College on Wednesday afternoon for a well-played soccer game. The difficult piece to take away from the day was the 1-0 loss to the Mustangs especially when the Hawks statistically are going in the direction head coach Tim Kronenwetter expects.

“I was proud of the way the team came out in the second half fired-up to really compete. Having 2 starters out of the lineup today hurt, but the other boys stepped up their efforts and we were challenging on offense, a part of our game where we became anemic in our last two matches,” commented Kronenwetter. 
Hilbert beat Morrisville in every statistical category except for saves – the one that counts the most. Hilbert out shot Morrisville (23-18), shots on goal (13-8), and corner kicks (12-4).  The Hawks were applying pressure and pushing the tempo. Unfortunately for Hilbert, Morrisville’s goalie, Greg Igglesden had 13 saves for the game. 
Morrisville’s lone goal occurred at the 62 minute mark of the game when Chris Wisdom scored off a deflection pass from the right side of the field.
Hilbert was lead by Maryvale product, senior Dave Cunningham (4 shots, 3 shots on goal). Freshman James Knapp (Lockport, NY/St. Mary’s) and junior Justin Pietrowski (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) also  took 4 shots on goal each but none made it into the net.
The Hawk’s two goalies split time between the pipes. Scott Walker (Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney) started the game and had 4 saves in the first 45 minutes. Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) took over at half time and faced 2 shots on goal, one of which made it by him.
“Once we become healthy and at full strength again, I am sure we will be very competitive. Our young guys got more playing time with the injuries to the starters and that will pay off towards the middle/end of season,” coach Kronenwetter explained.
The Hawks return to action at home on September 12th as they host Grove City College at 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.