Late Goals Propels Mocs in 7-6 Win over NDNU

Sophomore Corey Brown had two goals, including the game-winner, to help the Mocs to a 7-6 victory over Notre Dame de Namur Thursday night at Bryant Stadium. With the win the Moccasins improve to 3-4 on the season, while NDNU drops to 2-5.

NDNU struck first as Greg Bearson scored an unassisted goal, three minutes into the contest. The Mocs took advantage of an Argonauts penalty as Ike Hopper found Corey Brown for a man-up goal to tie the game 1-1.

Minutes later A.J. Monteleone connected on a shot to give the Mocs a 2-1 lead with 8:12 remaining. After Bearson connected for his second goal, Mat Thompson shot found the back of the cage giving the Mocs a 3-2 led after the first quarter.

The Mocs slowed the tempo of the game in the second quarter, as they outscored (1-0) and outshot (6-3) the Argonauts. The goal was scored by Jon Freda with 11:12 left in the half, giving the Mocs a 4-2 lead at the intermission.

The third started much like the second with Brown finding Thompson for a goal, extending the Mocs lead to 5-2. The Argonauts responded scoring back-to-back goals and cutting the lead to 5-4 after three quarters.

Notre Dame's Ryan Hulsey tied the score at 5-5 with 12:29 left in the fourth quarter. The score remained that way until 5:51 left in the quarter, when Hopper found Brown cutting to the net for the eventual game-winning goal.

After winning the ensuing face-off Hopper found Thompson for a goal giving the Mocs a 7-5 lead. Derek Kimbrough was able to cut the lead to 7-6 with 55 seconds left in the game. The Argonauts a couple chances to tie the game but shots were saved by Andrew Almansberger.

Almansberger finished the game with 13 saves.

Thompson had three goals, while Brown added two goals and an assist. Hopper had three assist in the contest. The Mocs outshot the Argonauts 35-26 and picked up more ground balls 35-21.

The Moccasins will return to action Sunday afternoon at Bryant Stadium when they take on #11 Queens University. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. Any high school student wearing a lacrosse jersey will be admitted for free.


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