The Hawks Fall To The Saxons In Lacrosse
- Release Date:
- March 26, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
ALFRED. NY – Hilbert dropped a non-conference men’s lacrosse game March 24 in their 22-3 defeat at Alfred University’s Merrill Field. The Hawks move to 1-3 following their first road contest the season.
Alfred’s Brendan Murphy and Brendan Sullivan opened the scoring with two goals sixty-one seconds apart by 8:29 in the first quarter before Sean Purtill responded for Hilbert at 5:55 to pull the Hawks within one goal.
Sullivan started the Saxon three-goal run to start the second period before Doug Takac slipped a shot past Cody O’Connor at 7:47. Two more tallies were registered for Alfred prior to Nick Kieffer’s score with 3:52 left in the half. By intermission, Alfred held a 9-3 lead and outshot the Hawks 26-10, and almost doubled up Hilbert in ground balls (27-15).
Alfred held the game’s momentum heading into half time and ran with it the rest of the game. Hilbert won only one of thirteen face-offs as the defense and William Wagner surrendered 13 un-answered second half goals.
Hilbert returns to action and their home field March 28 when they host Cobleskill (0-4) at 4pm.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.