Kieffer Leads Hawks In Road Loss

Release Date:
April 7, 2012
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

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PITTSBURGH, PA – Hilbert College suffered an 18-13 non-conference loss to La Roche College in men’s lacrosse April 7. The RedHawks outscored the visiting Hawks in the first three quarters, holding a 15 – 7 lead going into the final session and then held on for their fifth win of the season.  

Leading the way for Hilbert in the scoring column with three goals piece were Nick Cavalieri (one assist) and Elliot Russillio who each earned two grounds. Nick Kiefferalso chipped in two goals and three assists as well as 11 ground balls while he won 20 of the Hawks 33 face-offs.   William Wagner went the full 60 minutes between the pipes making 17 saves.

La Roche outscored the Hawks by identical scores (6-3) each quarter in the first half. Offensive out-put slowed for both teams in the third quarter (3-1) before Hilbert held the point advantage (6-3) in the last fifteen minute session.

Hilbert was the stronger team in the circle winning 23 of the game’s 33 face-offs, but La Roche held a ten shot advantage (47-37) and earned 15 more ground balls (51-35) to capture the win.

 Hilbert returns to Hamburg for their next game against Wells College April 9 with a 4 pm face-off.

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.