Hawks Collect First Win of 2005; Top DYC 2-1

Release Date:
September 13, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY – The Hilbert College men’s soccer team received a goal with 11 minutes remaining in regulation from freshman Scott Lippman (Holland, NY/Holland) to earn their first win of the 2005 season. The 2-1 victory over the D’Youville College Spartans was the first career victory for Hawks head coach Rick Couell.

Hilbert’s Bryan Kraska (Depew, NY/Depew) opened the scoring with a goal 34 minutes into the game. The visiting Hawks watched their 1-0 lead quickly vanish as the Spartans scored just 2 minutes later to even the score at 1-1 going into the half.

Lippman’s game winning goal got the Hawks through a very physical game as both teams were penalized numerous times with fouls. Hilbert keeper Tom Cone (Rapid City, SD/Lincoln) recorded 8 saves on the day to earn the win.

Next up for the Hilbert College men’s soccer team is a home game versus Wells College this Saturday, September, 17th at 12:00 pm.

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.