Hawks "Heading" in the Right Direction

Hilbert scores first goal of season; falls 2-1 at Keuka
Release Date:
September 16, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

KEUKA, NY- The Hilbert Men’s soccer team battled to a 2-1 loss to the Keuka Strom on Wednesday September 15.  Freshman forward Greg Zitnik (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) scored his first goal of his collegiate career and the team’s first goal of the year in registering the loss.

Freshman goalkeeper Josh Taylor (Angola, NY/Frontier) made the start for the Hawks racking up eight saves between the pipes. The first goal of the match came in the 28th minute of play when junior forward Carl Learned found the back of the net with his head off a rebound from a Josh Taylor save. Learned would find the net again with his head in the second half as he put another ball past Taylor in the 73rd minute of play.
Despite the 2-0 deficit Hilbert would not let up. With only six minutes remaining in regulation the Hawks cut the lead to 2-1 with the goal by Zitnik. He connected off a cross from senior forward Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) where he headed the ball past the Storm goalkeeper Mike Meskill. Meskill recorded one save on the day as Keuka out shot Hilbert 23-10. Keuka only gave up three shots to Hilbert in the second half.  
The 2-1 loss to Keuka drops the Hawks record to (0-6) on the season while the Storm improves to (3-1-1).
The Hawks open up AMCC play this weekend as they take on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg at 3p.m. Hilbert defeated AMCC opponent last year by a score of 4-3. The Hawks will look to continue generating offense in league play.
September 19th features a Men’s and Women’s doubleheader, the women kicking off at 1pm followed by the men at 3 p.m. on Hilbert Soccer Field.

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.