HC Tops UPG For First AMCC Win.

Release Date:
October 2, 2005
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College earned a much needed 3-1 win over the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg to give the Hawks their first ever win in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Tim Jordan (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) scored the game winning goal at 73:08 to break a 1-1 tie and teammate Dan Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) scored with 37 seconds remaining to ice the win.

Russell gave the Hawks an early 1-0 lead at 32:06 on a one-timer from Bryan Kraska (Depew, NY/Depew). The lead would hold until 20:01 into the second-half when the visiting Bobcats knotted the score at 1-1.

Jordan’s game winner came off a header from Justin Surdyke (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) as the Hawks junior was able to gain possession, and freeze Bobcats goalie Josh Harshman before finding the back of the net.

Hilbert (2-6/1-3) keeper Tim Wieder (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) made seven saves for the winners while Harshman stopped six in a losing effort.

The Hawks travel to conference foe Medaille College (10-1-1/3-0) on Tuesday, October 4th for a 4:00 pm game against the AMCC’s top team.

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.