Hawks Hold Third Place In NEAC With Win

Release Date:
April 9, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
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HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College improved to 3-4 overall after their 13-9 victory over Wells College in men’s lacrosse April 9. With a balanced scoring attack in the win, the Hawks positioned themselves in 3rd place in NEAC standings with a 3-1 record.

Six different Hawks beat the Wells goalie with Elliot Russillio, Nick Cavaleri and Greg Zitnik accounting for nine of the 13 Hilbert goals and Doug Takac {in photo to right} netted twice with three assists. William Wagner secured his second win of the season making four saves on the day.

Wells took a 6-5 lead into half time and Hilbert responded with a 5-1 run in the third quarter. The Hawks still held the advantage in the 4th (3-2) settling in for the important conference win.

Hilbert was the better team statistically winning 20 of the 27 face-offs, almost tripling up on the ground ball count (35-13), and out-shooting the visitors 46-31.  

The Hawks are scheduled to host Thiel College April 11 with a 4pm face-off. 

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.