HC Starts 2006 with 1-0 Win

Release Date:
September 1, 2006
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College’s Tim Jordan (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) scored the only goal needed to give the host Hawks a 1-0 win over Thiel College on Friday afternoon. Hilbert starts the 2006 campaign 1-0 while the visiting Tomcats fall to 0-1 on the young season.

Jordan’s game winning goal came at 23:00 of the first-half on a rare combo play from Kirk Love (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) and Dan Russel (Marilla, NY/Iroquois). Hilbert rookie keeper Joshua Griffey (Holland, NY/Holland) turned away five shots to record his first collegiate shutout.

A stiff Hawks defense limited the visitors to three shots on goal during the second stanza. Tomcats keeper Mark Coney made seven saves in a losing effort.

The Hawks return to action September 5th and will play host to Elmira College out of the Empire Eight athletic conference. Game time is scheduled for 4:00 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.