Hawks dominate Express, 4-1

Release Date:
September 18, 2007
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Men's soccer earns first win of '07

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College junior Pat Coleman (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) scored two goals to lead the men’s soccer team to a 4-1 victory over Wells College Tuesday afternoon, giving the Hawks their first win of the 2007 season. Wells falls to 2-3-1 with the loss.

Coleman netted his first goal on a pretty header-off a Brandon Bettinger (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) direct kick. The Hawks’ Mike Gabor (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) then answered at 31:44 and the home team had a 2-0 lead. Wells’ starting keeper Mike Berlin drew a red card at 40:06 leading to Coleman’s second goal that beat backup goalie Matt Schecter on a penalty kick.

With a 3-0 lead at the break, Hilbert’s Dan Gerringer (Olean, NY/Archbishop Walsh) scored at 55:00 to give the junior his first collegiate points, and the home team a four-goal cushion they would not relinquish. The Express’ Blasdimil Armendariz’s goal at 63:16 prevented the shutout and completed the scoring on the afternoon.

Hilbert keeper Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) stopped three shots in just over 76 minutes of play, while Chris Hannel (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) finished the win with two saves during the last 14:54.

Hilbert will prepare for Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play this Saturday at Penn State Altoona. Kick-off under the lights at Spring Run Stadium is scheduled for 8:00 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.