Men's Soccer Drops Close Opening Game

Release Date:
September 1, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Box Score

POTSDAM, NY – The Hilbert College men’s soccer team dropped their season opener, 2-0, against Castleton in the first round game of the Potsdam Invitational. The Hawks held a 4-3 advantage in corner kicks but were doubled-up on in shots. Junior Jeremy Kraska made eight saves giving up only one goal to the visitors. 

Castleton earned their first score when a Hilbert defender deflected the ball into the Hawks goal at 22:03. Castleton’s Dameon Young scored in the 40th minute which ended up being the only score of the day.

Freshman Mario Williams led the Hawks offense with five shots (two on goal)while junior James Knapp and rookies Jordan Lynch, Austin Mathis, Jonathan Davison and Ryan Liljedal were credited with one shot each.

Hilbert will play Morrisville September 2 (1:30pm) in the consolation game of the Potsdam Tourney.  Potsdam, a 3-2 winner over Morrisville, will face Castleton in the championship game.

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.