Hawks Held Scorelss by Wolverines

men's soccer falls to 0-5 on season
Release Date:
September 12, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY- The Hilbert Men’s soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to the Grove City Wolverines on Saturday afternoon. The loss drops the Hawks to 0-5 on the season and opponents have continued to hold Hilbert scoreless in every match.

“Once again team Hilbert cannot supply a final ball to create goal chances”, said Head Coach Tim Kronenwetter. Hilbert did however register nine shots on goal, four shots coming in the first half and five in the second half. Senior forward Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale), junior forward Brandon Bettinger (Grand Island, NY/Grand Island) and sophomore forward David Walkow (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) each contributed two shots on net for the Hawks offense.
Grove City’s first goal came off a corner kick by Daniel Bernal and found the back of net off the head of junior defenseman Zach Barzanty. The game winning goal occurred at 34:11 into the contest. Another “heads up” play would put the Wolverines on the score board again off of a free kick in the 71st minute of play. Sophomore forward Brian Eckenhoff found the net with his head off a free kick from sophomore midfielder Adam Brewer. The Wolverines outshot the Hawks 27-9 on the day.
Sophomore goalkeeper Scott Walker (Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney), and freshman goalkeeper Josh Taylor (Angola, NY/Frontier) played solid between the pipes splitting time and recording a total of 13 saves respectively. Taylor started in goal for the Hawks registering four saves and allowing one goal against. Walker took over second half duties making 5 saves and allowing one goal against. Senior goalkeeper Sean Osborne recorded a shutout for the Wolverines recording five saves on the day. The shut out improves the Wolverines record to 2-1 on the season.
Despite the loss “our midfield and defense rotation is ready for AMCC play, we just have to score”, said Coach Kronenwetter.
The Hawks will have one more chance to generate offense before league play begins as they face Keuka College on Tuesday September 15th at 6p.m at Keuka.
Hilbert returns home on Saturday September 19th as they take on University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg at 3 p.m. September 19th features a men’s and women’s doubleheader, the women kicking off at 1pm.

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.