Hawks Dominate in 7-0 Shutout Victory

Release Date:
October 6, 2012
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Box Score

HAMBURG, NY – The Hilbert College men’s soccer team took a commanding 6-0 lead after thirty minutes of play before they coasted to a 7-0 shutout victory over Franciscan University October 6. Matt Saxton scored twice in the AMCC win and Hilbert improved to 3-1 as the Hawks hold down 3rd place in conference standings.

It took only three minutes and twenty-seven seconds for Tyler Coniglio to clear a ball to Ed Minkel who riffled a hard left-footed rocket past Franciscan’s Chris McNamara. Hilbert dominated the pace of the game after that strike and stayed on the offensive; Saxton forced a rebounded Minkel shot into the back of the net only five minutes later.  

After scoring from their feet, the Hawks took flight and attacked from the air. Jonathan Davison connected with a header off a Mario Williams chip-shot to the box. And ten minutes later, Saxton headed in his second score of the day which originated from a Minkel corner kick.

Even with a 4-0 lead, the Hawks continued to attack the frame. After four shots went wide, Matt Kane chased down a Jeremy Kraska punt fighting off, and going through, defenders to push the ball past the Franciscan keeper at 29:00. Eighty-one seconds later, Williams connected on a Kane assist to finish the first half scoring and force a Franciscan substitution in net. 

In a quiet second half, Hilbert still found a way to increase their lead. Jon Flowers set up William Strehlow for his second goal this season at 73:13. Kraska finished with three saves in the 90 minute contest.

The Hawks dominated the first half outshooting the Barons 20-5.   McNamara was credited with three saves and his replacement Edward Huber earned two in his 54 minute performance.

Hilbert travels to Bradford October 9 as they look to extend their AMCC winning streak.

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.