La Roche Holds Hawks Scoreless

Release Date:
October 17, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


PITTSBURGH, PA – The La Roche College men’s soccer team captured a 3-0 victory over visiting Hilbert College Sunday, October 16 in a rescheduled contest played at Shaler Area High School’s turf field. Junior Ed Sarcione led the Hawks offense with seven of the team’s 12 shots as the blue and white drop to 1-5 in AMCC play. With a balanced offensive attack, La Roche outshot the Hawks 26-12 and improved to 3-2-1 to claim 5th place in league standings.

With less than 5 minutes to click off the game clock, Philip Ross scored the game winner when he hit the back of the net past Kamil Cislak.  Just before half time, Yousef Barqawi set up Ross again for his second score of the day at 41:07. The final strike occurred nine minutes into the second half when Nick Showman’s shot was blocked and Bryan Weimerskirch headed it in.

Up next for the Hawks is an away contest at Penn State Behrend October 19 before they return home to honor their seniors Saturday, October 22 (Penn State Altoona). Hilbert closes out the season October 25 when they face cross-town and top-seeded Medaille College October 25 at All-High Stadium.

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.