Hawks Keep Fighting on the Road

Release Date:
September 25, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

GREENVILLE, PA – The Hilbert men’s soccer team played another tough game on the road when they traveled to Thiel College on Thursday, September 24. The Hawks were able to get more shots off this game, but they came away with a 0-3 loss, dropping their over-all record to 0-7-1.  With the win, Thiel improves to 5-5-1.

In an evenly played match, with aggressive play on both sides, the ball just seemed to bounce the right way for Thiel on their home turf field. Hilbert didn’t read a few balls correctly which set up one on one opportunities for the home team's forwards to shoot on Scott Walker (Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney). The sophomore goalie had three saves for the game.
Thiel’s first goal of the game was at the 27 minute mark by Darwin Porras on an assist by Char Swisher. That was the only scoring of the game until the 72 minute mark and quickly soon after at the 74 minute mark by Savian Rosario, a speedy forward who scored twice unassisted.
Hilbert took 7 shots in the first half but seemed to lose their ability to let the ball loose in the second half with only 2 shots during that 45 minute period. Leading the way for the Hawks with 2 shots on goal was senior forward Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale).
Up next for the Hawks is their second AMCC game of the season on Saturday, September 26 in a double header format with the women’s team. Both squads are traveling to Franciscan University of Steubenville.  For the men's team, they are in search of their first conference win of the season.  Franciscan comes into the game with an overall record of 2-4 and 0-1 in conference after a 4-0 drubbing from Medaille to open up league play.

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.