Tomcats Head Their Way to Victory

Release Date:
September 22, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Hamburg, NY – The Hilbert Hawks men’s soccer team hosted Thiel Tomcats on Wednesday, September 22nd in the second game of a double header.  The Hawks opened the scoring when freshman forward Shawn Colvin (Elma, NY/Iroquois) volleyed a ball over the Tomcats keeper just five minutes in the game for his second goal of the season. Colvin’s goal was assisted by sophomore Jon Flowers (Eden, NY/Eden).  The Tomcats tied the score at 1-1 in the 11th minute of the first half by Tyler Hanks.  The Hawks rallied when sophomore Ed Sarcione (Eden, NY/Eden) scored two identical goals just one minute apart.  He {in photo to right} combined with junior captain Eric Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) to the lower right corner  earning his second and third goals of the season. Hilbert held a 3-1 lead at intermission.

Two minutes in the second half the Hawks added their fourth goal off a penalty kick which was scored by Russell. After that, the Tomcats became efficient players.  Thiel’s Tanner Messing scored four goals by himself – two off headers past the outstretched hands of Hilbert’s Kamil Cislak (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster).  With less than one minute left in the game, Thiel added their last goal giving them a 6-4 comeback victory. The Tomcats improve to 5-4-1 and Hilbert drops to 0-8.

The Hawks start AMCC play Saturday, September 25th when they travel to the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.  Any fan wishing to listen to the game live should follow this link: The Hawks return home to play conference foe Franciscan University on Saturday, October 2nd.




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.