Soccer Falls In First Round of Play-offs

Release Date:
October 28, 2012
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Box Score

ALTOONA, PA – Freshman Jordan Lynch put the Hawks on the score board just before half time, but Hilbert College found themselves down by two goals by the 61st  minute and didn’t recover, dropping 3-1, to Penn State Altoona in the first round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play-offs October 27. Hilbert finished the season 7-9-1 overall (5-4 AMCC) after the loss while Altoona continues on into the AMCC semi-finals  against the top seeded Penn State Behrend October 31. Mike Robinson and Stephan Karl each earned three points in the Lions (9-7, 6-3) victory.

Robinson took a long pass and chipped the Wilson ball over Hilbert’s keeper, Paul Liedkie, giving the home team their first lead of the game at 10:56. Then a short seven minutes later, Robinson riffled a pass high into the box which Karl Stephan headed to the back of the net extending the lead. In the thirty-eighth minute, Hilbert’s Lynch notched the Hawks’ only score cutting the deficit before half time. Each team opened the second half with three shots on frame before Nick Holland’s final goal at 61:10 sealed the deal for Altoona. Hilbert continued to push for scores, firing five more attempts at net, but all came up empty.

Liedkie was credited with six saves for Hilbert who was outshot 19-13 by Altoona.  Lynch (two shots on goal) combined with Ed Minkel, Mario Williams and Ryan Leljedal for the Hawks five shots on frame.

The 2012 men’s soccer team completed the season setting several Single Season records and pushed several players into the Top 10 Individual Career records. The most important single season record was the Hawks seven overall wins, five of which were against their AMCC rivals which qualified the program for their first post-season tournament.

Men's soccer Single Season All Time List

Men's soccer All Time Career List


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.