La Roche Earns 3-1 Win over HC

Release Date:
October 21, 2006
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HAMBURG, NY – The La Roche College (8-9, 4-4) men’s soccer team rallied from an early one goal deficit to come from behind and earn a 3-1 win over Hilbert College on Saturday. The loss drops the Hawks to 4-11-1 overall and 1-6-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

Justin Pietrowski (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) opened the scoring at 18:20 off a feed from Pat Coleman (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) to give the host Hawks an early 1-0 lead. Goran Rashan answered for La Roche at 31:15 and the first half came to an end deadlocked in a 1-1 tie.

The visiting Redhawks took a 2-1 lead at 51:20 on Higinio Onao Nquema’s goal, and teammate Alaa Khdaier added an insurance goal at 69:15 to complete the scoring.

Hilbert’s Adam Eaton (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) recorded nine saves in the losing effort while La Roche’s Evan Russell stopped two shots on the afternoon.

The Hawks will close out the 2006 season at home on Tuesday, October 24th against AMCC foe, the University of Pitt-Bradford. Kickoff 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.