Hilbert Lacrosse Gets Another Win

11-10 Victory over Cobleskill
Release Date:
March 16, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
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Myrtle Beach, SC – In reverse fashion from the day before, Hilbert College took a 11-10 victory from Cobleskill March 16th in a back-and-forth scoring affair. Ryan Wagner (Orchard Park, NY/Canisius) scored only one goal for the day, but his hit at 3:30 left in the fourth quarter broke a 10-10 tie and sealed the victory for the Hawks (3-1). The leading scorer for Hilbert was Josh Baker (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) with six goals (1 assist) but it was a total team effort with runs by each team making it an interesting game to the final horn.

Hilbert took at 6-1 lead in the first quarter and survived the Cobleskill offensive pressure in the second session going into half time up 7-6. The Hawks built another 9-6 lead before the Tigers clawed back and tied the score at 10-10 in the fourth. Wagner’s winning goal was scored in a man-up situation finishing the team’s southern swing with a win.

Nick Kieffer (Lee Center, NY/Rome Free Academy) and Wagner were a combined 9 for 18 in face-offs and Baker had 6 ground balls for the game. Defensively, Sean Manning (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West) held Cobleskill’s best player to just one goal, while Kyle MacKowiak (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-St. Jude) had 14 take-aways. Pat Lunderman (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Wheatfield) had another solid game in the cage stopping 16 shots. Sean Purtill (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) and Greg Zitnik (Blasdell, NY/Frontier) each netted two goals in the winning effort.

Hilbert returns to Hamburg over the weekend and has a few days to prepare for their March 23rd game at Thiel College. Their home opener is set for March 26 against La Roche College with a 2pm start.



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.