Tough Weekend For Hilbert College Men’s Soccer Team

Release Date:
September 2, 2003
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College men’s soccer team opened up the 2003 season with two tough losses at home this weekend. Waynesburg College (PA) earned a 4-2 win over the Hawks on Saturday and Chowan College (NC) needed overtime on Sunday to top the Hawks 3-2.

The Hawks’ Jacob Opala (West Seneca West/West Seneca, NY) and Joel Miles (Silver Creek/Silver Creek, NY) scored goals on Saturday while Chris Fassl (Kenmore West/Kenmore, NY) and Dan Russell (Iroquois/Marilla, NY) led the offense on Sunday.

Hilbert goalie Tommy Cone (Lincoln, Rapid City, SD) recorded 12 saves against Chowan before giving up the game winner at the 4:00 minute mark of overtime.

The Hawks are back home today for a 5:00 contest against Lake Erie College (OH).

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.