Busy Day for Keeper

Hilbert's goalie continues to move around the net
Release Date:
September 26, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

STEUBENVILLE, OH – The Hilbert College men’s soccer team traveled to Steubenville, OH on Saturday, September 26 for their first conference road game. After earning a home-game tie in their opening conference game a week earlier, the Hawks were motivated to go out and get their first win outright. Things didn’t fall their way and the 3-1 loss to Franciscan University drops their conference record to 0-1-1 and overall record to 0-8-1. Franciscan improves to 3-4 and 1-1 in AMCC standings.

The first goal of the game was scored by Franciscan’s Mahon Patrickon a long shot on the right side of the net close to the 15 minute mark. Hilbert’s Josh Taylor (Angola, NY/Frontier) made a good attempt, but the deflection was too far out of his reach to save. Within minutes after that goal, the Hawks came right back and put the pressure on, earning their mark on the score board fourteen minutes later. Sophomore forward Eric Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) booted one by Franciscan goalie William Herrmann for the 1-1 tie. Hilbert was called for a foul in the box at 33 minutes, which set up a PK goal by Franciscan’s Steven Duran.  The half time stat-line read all in favor of the Barons: shots on goal: 19 – 4 and corner kicks: 7-0. Taylor had already pulled in 7 saves during that time. One additional goal was scored by Steven Duran with about 5 minutes left in the game finishing the scoring for the day. 
Franciscan seemed to have all the offense today. They outshot Hilbert 36-5. Not all of Franciscan’s 36 shots were on target; Taylor had 11 saves on the 17 shots fired at him compared to Herrmann who had to make only 2 saves of the 5 shots taken. 
Coach Kronenwetter was pleased with his keeper’s efforts in the net and wished the offense would kick into gear. “I don’t know how long we can continue to work so hard on defense and not score a few more goals on offense. We are moving the ball, and getting everyone involved; I was pleased with the last group of guys on the field and their efforts. The younger guys are making things happen and we need that push to get over the scoring hump.”
The men’s soccer team has a few days off until they host AMCC rival D’Youville College on Tuesday, September 29 at 4 pm. This is the only game that day since the women’s game will be played the next day on the 30th

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.