Men’s Soccer Team Beaten on the Road

Release Date:
September 16, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HIRAM, OH – Hiram College jumped out to a 3-0 half-time lead and cruised to a 4-1 win over the visiting Hilbert College men’s soccer team on Saturday. The win helps the Terriers improve to 6-1 on the season while the loss drops the Hawks to 2-5.

Hiram got on the board at 18:31 on a penalty kick by Matt Urban. Nick Gdanetz answered at 30:22 and Brain Cole scored his first of two goals on the day at 38:46 to give the Terriers the comfortable lead.

Hilbert’s Pat Coleman (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) tried to get the Hawks back in the game and his goal at 63:15 off a pass from Bryan Kraska (Depew, NY/Depew) closed the gap to 3-1. Cole’s second goal came just 4:33 later and a stiff Terrier defense prevailed until the final horn sounded.

Hilbert keeper Josh Griffey (Holland, NY/Holland) recorded eight saves on the day while Hiram used three goalies to limit the Hawks to just three shots on goal.

The Hawks next travel to Wells College on September 21st for a 4:00 pm game.

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.