Hawks Open Home Schedule With Win Over D'Youville

Hilbert outshoots D'Youville 31-10
Release Date:
September 3, 2008
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The Hilbert College men’s soccer team opened the home portion of their 2008 schedule on Wednesday evening, with a 2-0 victory over D’Youville College. The win evens the Hawks' record at 1-1 on the young season.

The Hawks and Spartans played a very tight first half that yielded no scoring.

In the second half, freshman, Quinn Rola (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) drew first blood for the Hawks, scoring in the 49th minute. Assisting on the tally were senior Mike Gabor (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) and freshman Zach Cantie (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster).

Cantie added the insurance goal for the Hawks in the 78th minute. Juniors Carl Bukowecki (Depew, NY/Lancaster) and Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale) assisted on the goal.

“Some corrections at Halftime in attack got some good looks that finished. Quinn Rola hit a great shot for the winner,” said head coach Tim Kronenwetter. “We kept working and got a second goal on a very good play by Zach Cantie.” “We had eight scoring chances with only three on frame in the first half; we finish one of those it’s a different game.”

The Hawks kept relentless pressure on the Spartans all afternoon and outshot D'Youville 31-10.

Freshman Scott Walker (Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney) and sophomore Eric Davies (Tonawanda, NY/Tonawanda) split time in net. Davies made 5 saves for the Hawks in the second stanza.

The Hawks return to action Friday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. against Buffalo State in the Buffalo State tournament.

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.