Mustangs outscore Hawks, 6-3

Release Date:
September 11, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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MORRISVILLE, NY – Morrisville State never trailed while picking up a 6-3 win over visiting Hilbert College on Tuesday afternoon in men’s collegiate soccer action. Shaman Mason recorded four goals including the game winner to help the hosts improve to 3-1 on the young season.

Morrisville’s Andrey Tomorska opened the scoring just 00:44 seconds into the contest before Andrew Ketchum and Mason contributed to give the hosts a 3-0 lead at the break.

In the second half, the Hawks kept things interesting when Mike Gabor (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) scored off a feed from Karl Bukowecki (Depew, NY/Lancaster) just 1:39 into play. The Hawks’ Patrick Coleman (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) trimmed the deficit to 3-2 when he took a Brandon Bettinger (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) pass and scored on a header at 62:21.

Clinging to a one goal advantage, it didn’t take long for the Mustangs and Mason to respond. The freshman forward found the back of the net for his second goal of the game 3:14 later to make it 4-2. Hilbert’s Patrick Kane (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) would connect on a penalty kick at 67:46 and the Hawks were again within striking distance.

Again enter Mason, who would pick up a hat-trick at 80:12 before adding an insurance goal at 81:27 to round out the scoring. The 5’6” speedster finished the afternoon with nine points as the Mustangs rang up 29 total shots on the afternoon.

Hilbert keeper Chris Hannel suffered the loss after a busy day and 12 saves to his credit.

The Hawks (0-3-1) will return home to face the Terriers of Hiram College on Sunday, September 16th in a 1:00 pm kick-off.

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.