Mustangs Too Fast for Hawks

Wagner Wins 32-41 Face-off’s
Release Date:
April 14, 2011
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Hamburg, NY – The Hilbert Hawks hosted their first home game on campus this afternoon against the Mustangs from Morrisville State in men’s lacrosse in front of 100 fans.  Morrisville (7-2)  took the win from the Hawks (26-15) but the fan support at the game carried the team through to the final horn.

By the end of the first quarter, the Mustangs were on a roll outscoring the Hawks 9 - 2.  In the second quarter, the Hawks picked up their intensity and capitalized on their face-off victories cutting into Morrisville’s 13-7 lead.  Ryan Wagner (Orchard Park, NY/Canisius) led the Hawks with 2 of his team-leading 6 goals in the second period explosion.

The experience of varsity play showed in the second half with Morrisville  outscoring the Hawks 13-8 en route to their fifth in a row victory. Morrisville’s seniors Adam Lewis and Andrew Steins netted 7 and 6 goals for the Mustangs in the win.

Ranked 10th nationally in face-off win percentage and 16th in points per game, Wagner increased his percentage by winning 32 of his 41 face-offs. Hilbert freshman Sean Purtill (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) contributed 2 goals and 3 assists while classmate and 35th in national rankings for points per game, Josh Baker (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) added 3 goals and 1 assist.
Hilbert (5-5) looks forward a rematch with La Roche College on their home field April 19 with a 3:30pm start.  The Hawks will honor their seniors prior to the game.

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.