Soccer Season Ends with 1-0 Loss to UPB

Release Date:
October 24, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will head to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) post-season tourney after earning a 1-0 win at Hilbert College Tuesday. The Panthers (7-7-2, 4-3-2) will be the number five seed in the upcoming men’s tournament.

Dwayne Penn’s goal in the 60th minute proved to be enough for the visiting Panthers after both teams battled through a scoreless first half. Goalie Mike Ruffino recorded two saves to anchor a strong defense and help UPB reach the post season tourney for the first time since 1998.

Hilbert College keeper Adam Eaton (Sardinia, NY/Pioneer) recorded nine saves in a losing effort for the Hawks. The loss also ends the collegiate careers of seniors Dan Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois), Josh Krupski (Elma, NY/Iroquois), and Tim Jordan (Hamburg, NY/Frontier).

Hilbert completes the 2006 season at 4-12-1 overall and 1-7-1 in AMCC play. Second-year head coach Rick Couell is scheduled to return 13 players for the 2007 season.

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.