Men’s soccer hangs on for 3-2 win at home

Release Date:
October 13, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College broke a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Mount Aloysius College on Saturday afternoon. Keeper Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) picked up his second win of the season and a relentless defensive effort prevented a last minute Mounties rally.

Hilbert’s Dan Gerringer (Olean, NY/Archbishop Walsh) converted a combo assist from Chris Hannel (Cheektowaga, NY/Cheektowaga) and David Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) just 12:45 into play to put the hosts up 1-0. With just under 10:00 remaining in the half, Cunningham would make it 2-0 on an unassisted goal and the Hawks looked to be in control.

Jeremy Herwig would score his first of two goals on the day at 55:35 to get the Mounties to within 2-1, but Brandon Bettinger (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) converted a penalty kick at 79:45 to regain the two-goal lead for the Hawks. The Mounties (0-11-1, 0-6) wouldn’t go away as Herwig beat Davies at 81:40 to again make it a one-goal game, but that’s as close as they would get.

Hilbert (2-9-2, 1-5) would hold a 28-8 advantage in shots and Davies was credited with two saves to help the Hawks to their first win of the season in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC).

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.