Hawks Earn Win Over NAIA Wildcats

Release Date:
September 14, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

BUFFALO, NY – Dan Russell’s (Marilla, NY/Iroquois) game winning goal just 12:00 minutes into play proved to be enough as the Hilbert College men’s soccer team held off Daemen College 1-0 on Thursday. The win is the Hawks first over the NAIA division II Wildcats and ups Hilbert’s record to 2-4 on the season.

Adam Eaton (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) stopped 10 shots before being injured and was replaced with Joshua Griffey (Holland, NY/Holland). The two freshmen combined for the shutout win while teammates Matt Begeal (Northville, NY/Wells) and Justin Piotrowski (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) picked up assists on Russell’s goal.

The Hawks travel to Hiram College Saturday and face the 5-1 Terriers in a 2:00 pm match.

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.