Lorusso and Mandell Lead Hawks In Lacrosse

Release Date:
March 31, 2013
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BUFFALO, NY – Sophomore Sarah Lorusso and freshman Kelly Mandell {in photo} scores guided Hilbert College in their 14-5 defeat at the sticks of Cazenovia College in women’ lacrosse March 30. Alicia Priest made seven of her 12 shots, providing 50 percent of Cazenovia’s offensive production. Nicole Blair added an assist for Hilbert (1-3) in a non-league game against the 3-3 Wildcats played at the Nichols School in North Buffalo. Meghan Stewart made 9 saves in goal for Hilbert.

After spotting Cazenovia College a four-goal lead to open the game, Hilbert College stormed back to cut the score to 4-3 with 17:25 remaining in the first half. Lorusso had a hand in all three points, taking Blair’s pass and converting before she set up Mandell’s first score and then finally beating the Wildcats keeper for her second score of the day. 

For the rest of the first half, Cazenovia and Hilbert played a 2 for 1 ratio. Caz scored twice before Mandell scored her second of the day at 8:49 and Lorusso ended Hilbert’s scoring with 0:06 remaining in the first half.

Priest padded Cazenovia’s lead with three more second half tallies for the final 14-5 score.

Cazenovia held advantages in shots (10), ground ball (4) and scored on three of their five free-position shots. The Hawks were victorious in 11 of the 21 draw controls but were zero for three in free-position shots.

The Hawks are scheduled to travel twice this week with a 4pm game against Wells April 2 before they travel to North Buffalo to play Medaille College (All High Stadium, Main St) at 3pm on April 4.

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.