Alvernia Levels Season Record with Loss to Hilbert

Reading, Pa. (Mar. 6, 2011) - Alvernia University (1-1) kept pace through the first half, but couldn't muster fourth-quarter offense in a 14-8 loss to Hilbert College (2-0) Sunday afternoon in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Schlager Memorial Field.

The Crusaders got two goals apiece from Brian Ray (Cranford, N.J./Cranford), Colin Gallagher (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson), and Rick Reid (Drexel Hill, Pa./Monsignor Bonner), and three assists from Sean Boyd (Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South). Kevin Shupp (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) made 13 saves in net for the Crusaders.

The teams traded three-goal runs until Alvernia could only respond with two in the third quarter. Hilbert took the 3-0 lead in the first, but Alvernia answered with a goal each from Ray, Gallagher, and Boyd. Hilbert closed the quarter with two and started the second with another to go up 6-3, but Alvernia scored the final three goals of the second for a 6-6 score at halftime.

Hilbert opened the third quarter with three straight and Alvernia came back with two to pull within a goal at 9-8 with 5:42 left in the third, but HIlbert score the final goal of the third and all four in the fourth for the 14-8 final.

Alvernia returns to action next Saturday when it hosts Bethany College for a non-conference game at 2:00 p.m.


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