Eagles Claw Hawks

Release Date:
October 15, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Elmira, NY – The Hilbert men’s soccer team was coming off back to back victories when they traveled to Elmira College for a non-conference match on October 14th. The host team took full advantage of their home field advantage and shocked the Hawks early in the match to take a 6-1 win. Elmira had a 4-1 lead in the game’s first 15 minutes of play and cruised to a 5-1 lead at half time. The Soaring Eagles held a (21-4) “shots” advantage in the first 45 minutes of play forcing freshman goalie Jeremy Kraska (Elma, NY/Iroquois) into 9 saves.

Hilbert put a marker on the board at the 7 minute mark closing the gap in score (1-2) at that time. Junior Eric Russell (Hickory, NC/Iroquois) netted one off a pass from junior David Walkow (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) but that would be it for Hilbert’s scoring for the day. Freshman Moehammed Ahmed (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) {in photo to right} had 2 shots on goal to match Russell’s two attempts. Ed Heffron, the defender from Cardinal O’Hara high school, also booted one at the box, forcing a keeper save. Kraska played his first full game and took his first loss for the Hawks.
Hilbert will prepare for conference opponent La Roche College on October 16th with a 3pm kick.

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.