Men’s Soccer Earns First Win of Season

Eric Russell produces 5 points for Hawks
Release Date:
October 11, 2010
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Cresson, PA – The Hawks traveled on Saturday, October 9th to play the Mounties of Mount Aloysius in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game, and while there, they captured their first win of the season (4-0).  With the win, the Hawks move to 1-10-1 (1-2-1 in league) and Mount Aloysius drops to 1-11 (0-5).

All of Hilbert’s scoring occurred in the second half of the game, even though they dominated the home team the entire ninty minutes. Freshman middie Moehammed Ahmed (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) found the net in the 47th minute for his first collegiate goal off of an assist by defenseman Ed Heffron (Williamsville, NY/Cardinal O’Hara). A flurry of scoring took place in a span of five minutes late in the game and junior captain Eric Russell (Hickory, NC/Iroquois Central) {in photo to right} was involved in each of the Hawks next 3 goals.

 At the 80th minute, Russell scored unassisted and then followed up with an assist on James Knapp’s (Lockport, NY/St. Mary’s of Lancaster) first goal of the season. The final tally for the day was off Russell’s foot again at the 85th minute.  The Hawks were able to get 11 shots off while holding the Mounties to only 5. Goalkeeper Kamil Cislak (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) earns his first shutout of the season with two saves.

Hilbert hopes to continue their winning ways when they play D’Youville College on October 11th at Riverside High School at 6 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.