Notre Dame de Namur Rallies Late to Down Wingate

Wingate, N.C.---Notre Dame de Namur (Calif.) University scored six of the game's final seven goals to a take an 11-9 NCAA Division II men's lacrosse victory over Wingate University Friday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field on the Wingate campus.

The Bulldogs see a three-game winning streak end Friday, as the Deep South Conference members fall to 3-5 overall. Wingate visits Pfeiffer University Saturday, March 20 for a 1:00 p.m. contest. The NDNU Argonauts are 3-3 overall. They complete their East Coast swing Saturday, visiting St. Andrews Presbyterian College for a 1:00 p.m. encounter.

Wingate freshman attack Colin O'Donoghue (Cranberry Township, Pa.) led all scorers with four goals. He added one assist. O'Donoghue tallied a man-up goal with 6:31 to play in the third quarter, giving the Bulldogs an 8-5 advantage. Redshirt sophomore midfield Travis Barrett (Andover, N.J.) assisted on the play.

The Bulldogs would score only one more goal the rest of the way as the Argos made their move. NDNU junior midfield Greg Bearson (Sammamish, Wash.) led the visitors with three goals. A Bearson unassisted goal started the final push with 5:26 remaining in the third frame to cut the Argos' deficit to 8-6.

Notre Dame de Namur sophomore attack Derek Kimbrough (Vashon, Wash.) and freshman midfield Kevin Nguyen (Seattle, Wash.) both scored two goals during the Argos' game-ending 6-1 run. O'Donoghue scored gave Wingate its final lead with an unassisted goal with 10:47 to play in the fourth quarter. O'Donoghue's fourth goal made the score 9-8 Bulldogs.

Nguyen tied the game two minutes later with an unassisted tally. Kimbrough scored the game-winner at the 6:17 mark on an assist from senior attack Drew Comeau (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada). A transfer from Limestone College, Comeau gave the Argos a cushion by scoring an unassisted goal with 2:06 to go. Comeau's second goal of the day made the final score 11-9.

Notre Dame de Namur won 16 of the 24 face-offs. Argo senior midfield Conrad Clevlen (Austin, Texas) had a huge game for the visitors, winning 16 of 21 face-offs. Clevlen also collected a game-high 14 ground balls. The Argos had 43 ground balls, compared to 38 for the host Bulldogs.

Wingate converted two of five extra man opportunities, while NDNU was one of two in similar situations. NDNU outshot Wingate by a slim 27-26 margin. Argo freshman goalie Hunter Adams (Austin, Texas) went the distance, allowing nine goals in 60 minutes. He had six saves. Bulldog sophomore goalkeeper Danny Dlugozima (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) took the loss. He gave up 10 goals in 53-plus minutes of playing time. Dlugozima recorded seven saves.

2010-03-12



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