Hilbert scored the first six goals and stymied any Alfred State attempts to rally to earn a 13-3 victory in the AMCC Showcase Finals.
Hilbert led 2-0 after the 1st quarter and led 6-0 before the Pioneers got on the board with a pair of goals. Landon Drumm (Tully) and Joe Johnson (Churchville) scored to cut the lead to four, 6-2. A big save by Adam Zawadzki in the closing minute of the half led to a goal by Marc O'Neill to give the Hawks a 7-2 lead at the break.
Alvarado scored with the extra man in the first minute of the 3rd quarter but the blue & gold would not get any closer. The Pioneers had a three-minute extra man opportunity in the quarter but was unable to capitalize.
The Hawks led 10-3 after the 3rd quarter and outscored the Pioneers 3-0 in the 4th to earn the victory.
O'Neil recorded a hat trick while Matthew Simon, Nathaniel Hyman, Austin Laine, and Edward Mathias all scored twice. Zawadski made 11 saves in net for the Hawks (10-6).
Hilbert outshot the Pioneers 46 to 23 in the contest and forced the blue & gold into 28 turnovers. Both teams were 2 for 10 with the extra man in the contest.
The Pioneers finish the 2017 season with a 8-10 overall record. The team won seven of their last nine games and set a new standard for victories in a season during the NCAA Division III era.