Davison and Liedkie Earn 'Firsts'

Release Date:
September 11, 2012
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Box Score

HAMBURG, NY – Rookie Jonathan Davison {in photo to right} scored his first collegiate goal as the Hilbert Hawks moved into the win column with their 1-0 decision over Alfred University September 11.   The Hawks outshot the Saxons by one (11-10) and withstood an aggressive attack by the visitors to hold on and stay strong in their victory. Hilbert’s Paul Liedkie earned his first collegiate shutout in goal.

The first half was all Hilbert as they were the aggressors, outshooting Alfred 5-1. Davison snuck one past Jacob Bird in the 39th minute which gave Hilbert confidence to finish the half. After a goalie change by the Saxons at intermission, and a stronger offense effort, Alfred played even the rest of the way. Hilbert focused on double coverage and did not allow open looks for the visitors. James Knapp and Michael Gee were impressive on the back line shutting downs Alfred’s forwards. Mario Williams had a few good looks late in the game that could have padded the score for Hilbert.

Up next for the Hawks is a Sunday, September 16th match up against Penn State Beaver. Remember, the Buffalo Bills have a home game but who are you kidding, we will see you here! The women’s game starts at 12 noon.

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.