HAMBURG, NY – La Roche Lacrosse (1-9) dropped a heartbreaker to Hilbert College (7-3) 13-12 in a back-and-forth game on a cold and windy Saturday. The loss evens the all-time series at 2-2.
The Hawks got on the board first with two straight goals before Dustin Reykdal and Crawford Healey found the back of the net to tie it a 2-2. Hilbert answered to take a 3-2 lead but Jean Thouin and Nate Marsh tallied scores to put La Roche ahead.
Hilbert scored 7 of the next 8 goals before a big fourth quarter by the Redhawks got them back in it. Reykdal, Bryce Wells, Deltando, and Monahan scored 4 of the next 5 goals to cut the deficit to just one but Hilbert hung on for their third straight victory.
Reykdal paced the Redhawks with 3 goals and an assist and Healey registered 2 goals and 3 assists. Deltando and Monahan netted 2 goals each and Wells finished with a goal and 2 assists. Thouin produced a goal and an assist and Marsh scored his first career goal to go along with an assist.
Marsh forced 3 turnovers to lead La Roche on defense and goalkeeper Eugene LaBorde made 11 stops and picked up 9 ground balls. Reykdal finished with 7 ground balls and Marsh finished with 6.
La Roche Lacrosse will return home on Wednesday when they host Mt. Union for Senior Day. The game is scheduled for 4PM.