Lacrosse Drops to League Leaders In Final Game

Release Date:
April 29, 2012
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Box Score

MORRISVILLE, NY – In their final game of the season, the Hilbert College men’s lacrosse team lost to NEAC league-leader Morrisville State April 28. The Mustangs held a dominating advantage of shots against Hilbert as they completed their undefeated league schedule with the 21-10 victory. Nick Cavalieri scored four goals for the Hawks while Andrew Stein and Jeremy Beresovoy each netted five tallies for Morrisville.

With a 4-2 first quarter advantage, Morrisville (10-3, 7-0) went on a nine-goal explosion scoring a goal in each minute of the first seven minutes of the second quarter. Elliott Russillio broke the spree at 5:23 but the Hawks surrendered two more goals over the next sixty-seconds. Cavalieri’s two second-period scores (assisted by Eric Russell and Sean Purtill) brought Hilbert as close as they would get at intermission, 13-5.

Russell, Purtill, and Russillio would each score again in the second half but the Mustangs had too much firepower for Hilbert to handle. Morrisville outshot the Hawks (71-34), picked up more ground balls (40-29) and won 24 of the 35 face-offs. 

Hilbert’s William Wagner finished with 30 saves in the sixty minutes he played between the pipes.

Hilbert completed their first season in the NEAC league with a fifth place finish at 4-4, and 5-7 overall. 

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.