Zitnik Doubles Up for the Hawks In NEAC Loss

Release Date:
April 14, 2012
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KEUKA PARK, NY – After taking a 12-0 lead by half time, the Keuka College Storm beat the Hilbert College Hawks 19-4 in men’s lacrosse April 14.  Greg Zitnik {in phototo right} scored twice for the visitors who dropped to 3-2 and hold onto fourth place in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Keuka (3-1) sits in third place after the win.

Keuka’s Chris Redington netted four first half goals (one assist) before senior Eric Russell put the Hawks on the board at 13:44 in the third quarter. The Storm scored four more quick goals by 10:47, to hold a 16-1 advantage. Bill Moleins assisted on the Nick Cavalieri score at 9:09 before Redington started a three-goal spree again for the hosts to end their third period grove. Zitnik earned both his scores in the fourth session (14:44 and 5:00) with an assist by Elliot Russillio. Redington equaled his career high of eight points in the Storm victory.

Keuka finished with 18 more ground balls than the Hawks (40-22), and outshot Hilbert 44-21. Hilbert struggled in the circle, going 5-27 in face-offs. William Wagner made 9 saves in goal for the Hawks. 

Hilbert has a week off from competition. Their next game is Sunday, April 22 at SUNYIT before they end with a game against Medaille (site TBA) and at Morrisville (April 28).  The NEAC play-off games are set for May 2 (semi-finals) and May 5 (finals). Hilbert must secure a spot in the top four seeds to move into the play-offs.

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.