Men's Soccer Fall To Spartans

Release Date:
October 11, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


HAMBURG, NY – In an emotionally charged finish, the D’Youville College men’s soccer team captured their second AMCC league game with the 2-1 win over Hilbert College October 11. With the victory, D’Youville (2-4) positioned themselves three points ahead of the Hawks (1-4) in league standings.

D’Youville’s Jordan Wabick beat Hilbert’s Kamil Cislak in the 30th minute giving the Spartans a 1-0 lead heading into intermission. Wabick’s first goal of the season was set up by James Neil and Josh Pfuntner with a scramble in front of the net.
At 71:16, Hilbert was awarded a penalty kick after Mo Ahmed was tripped in the box. Eric Russell calmly went opposite Matt Smith to knot the game at 1-1 and earned his second PK of the season. At that point, the intensity level increased and the Hawks played to win the game. But six minutes after the score was tied, Wabick scored his second of the day when his hard shot bounced off cross bar then rebounded off Hilbert’s goalie’s shoulders and in the net for the game winner. 
Still with thirteen minutes left to play, the Hawks challenged for every ball as a total of seven fouls were called on both teams. With the final scrap in-front of the D’Youville net, the game horn sounded ending the game.
Hilbert outshot the Spartans (13-11) and held a 9-3 advantage in corner kicks. The Hawks had only 3 shots-on-goal with one of the three coming from Cislak when Hilbert pushed everyone forward in the final minute of play.
Next up for Hilbert is a day trip to Pittsburgh, PA to play AMCC foe La Roche College October 15.

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.