Pingitore Led Hawks Against MSV
- Release Date:
- March 11, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
ORCHARD PARK, NY – John Pingitore’s five goals led five Hawks who scored in Hilbert’s 10-9 defeat against Mount Saint Vincent in men’s lacrosse March 11. Hilbert’s third quarter rally made things interesting during the final period but the Dolphins from New York held on to win their third game of the season.
Pingitore scored the first goal less than thirty seconds into the game. The Hawks (1-1)then spotted the visitors six unanswered goals through the remaining first half and even ten minutes into the third quarter.
Doug Takac, Pingitore (2), Nick Kieffer and Nick Cavalieri tied the game up 6-6 in a span of two minutes and five seconds in the third quarter. MSV grabbed one more goal with 0:14 seconds left in the third to take a 7-6 lead into the 4th quarter.
Pingitore’s three goals finished the Hawk scoring in the final session which matched MSV’s fourth quarter production as well.
Tyler Catalfano made 9 saves during the contest.
Hilbert outshot the Dolphins (36-29), earned more ground balls (45-37) and won more face-offs (15-8) but had a few more turnovers (9-7).
The Hawks next game is against Cazenovia College (March 22) at 4 pm on the varsity field on campus.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.