Dominican Falls to Visiting Colorado College

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. The Dominican University of California men's lacrosse team opened its foray into NCAA Division II play with a 13-5 loss to visiting Colorado College on Sunday afternoon at Forest Meadows Field.

Jim Little put the Penguins (0-1) up first with an unassisted goal three minutes into play. The Tigers (2-0) shut out Dominican for the rest of the first quarter though and answered with four goals, and the first two goals of the second quarter. Joey Sullivan found Cam Evangelho for Dominican's second goal while a man up. Robbie Sautter found Kyle Mitchell at the end of the half to pull the Penguins to within 7-3.

Colorado College opened the third quarter by adding two more goals before Little added his second goal with the assist from Zach Rodriguez. It was Little again, finding Mitchell halfway through the fourth quarter for Mitchell's second score of the game but it wasn't enough as the Tigers tacked on an insurance goal a minute later.

The Penguins were outshot 34-14 but took advantage of three Tiger penalties, scoring twice when a man up. Sam Darrow made 16 saves in the net for the Penguins.

Dominican returns to the field on Saturday, Feb. 20 when Notre Dame de Namur comes calling. The visiting Argonauts, along with the Penguins, are one of three NCAA Division II sponsored programs located in California.

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SAN RAFAEL, Calif. Carson Christman scored four goals and set up two others to lead Colorado College to a 13-5 victory over Dominican University of California on Sunday afternoon.

Hunter Sprole struck for three scores and added a pair of assists as the Tigers completed their season-opening visit to California with a 2-0 record against Division II opponents.

"It's a good start to the season," head coach Guy Van Arsdale said. "We feel good about winning our first two games on the road, but we've got a long way to go."

Jim Little gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead when he scored the first of his two goals 2:05 into the game. Bart Cerf tied the contest with 8:32 remaining in the first period and Sprole put CC ahead for good with a man-up goal 56 seconds later.

The Tigers added four more goals before Dominican got a man-up goal from Cam Evangelho with 4:50 to play in the second period.

Christman added his second goal 43 seconds later, the first of three times CC would answer a Penguin tally in less than a minute.

Kyle Mitchell scored with four seconds remaining in the first half, but the Tigers got goals from Brendan Gangl, Christman and Steve Rijo in the third period to build a 10-4 lead with 15 minutes to play.

Colorado College put the game away by netting three of the four goals scored in the fourth period.

The Tigers had a 34-14 advantage in shots on goal, but made 13 saves to keep Dominican in the game.

CC won 16 of 21 face-offs and had a 39-30 edge in ground balls.

Kyle Bishop led the defensive effort with seven ground balls and was 13 for 17 in face-offs. Chris Love added six ground balls.

Jackson Nye, who made five saves, improved to 2-0 between the pipes for the Tigers.

Colorado College will play its first home game of the season next Saturday when the Tigers play host to the Colorado State University club team at Washburn Field.


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