Hawks Fly to Second Place In NEAC After 16-11 Win

Release Date:
April 17, 2013
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Box Score

CAZENOVIA, NY – Leading with 7 points each on the day, Sean Purtill and John Pingitore propelled the Hilbert College men’s lacrosse team to a 16-11 road NEAC win over Cazenovia College, lifting the Hawks into second place in league standings. Hilbert dominated Cazenovia statistically to earn their second straight league win while improving to 3-1 (6-3 overall). Cazenovia dropped to 1-3 (3-6 overall).

Purtill led with 6 goals while Pingitore chipped in 5 tallies. Ian Holtby was credited with 2 assists matching Pingitore’s efforts.  

Hilbert opened the game with an aggressive first quarter outscoring the Wildcats 7-1. Elliott Russillio added a score to Purtill and Pingitore’s big splash. The Hawks and Cazenovia traded goals the rest of the way which resulted in the big win for Hilbert.

The Hawks held advantages in shots (54-33), ground balls (41-27) and face-off wins (19 of the 27). 

William Wagner earned 7 saves in net for Hilbert and Nick Kieffer won 17 of the 24 face-offs he participated in and many of his game-high 15 ground balls were picked up from there. Doug Takac and Kyle Mackowiak each scooped up 4 ground balls.

Hilbert returns to action this Saturday when they host La Roche College in a non-conference game which starts at 2pm.

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.