Adams State Upends the Argos in California

BELMONT, Calif. - The Grizzlies led by three at the break and added six unanswered third quarter goals en route to a 13-7 win over Western Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (WILA) foe Notre Dame de Namur Thursday to net ASC its second win of the season.

Adams State improves to 2-3 overall this season and 1-1 in WILA play. The Argos fall to 1-4 with a 1-2 league mark.

Sophomore Bryden Pelletier (Lantzville, B.C., Canada) started the scoring less than 90 seconds into the contest, one of his four in the contest, but NDNU would win the ensuing faceoff and answer back to tie the contest at 1-1 just seven seconds later.

Goals were traded throughout the first quarter, and the team's were knotted up at 3-3 heading into the second when ASC took over.

After scoring one of the Grizzlies' first quarter goals, sophomore Anthony Damico (Littleton, Colo.) scored the first two of the second. A score by freshman Trevis Thompson (Centennial, Colo.) with 3:46 left until the break put Adams State up 6-3 at the break.

Damico would score an ASC high five goals Thursday while also contributing with a trio of assists. His eight points in are a program single-game high, besting the prior mark of five set last April by junior teammate Kevin Bertrand (Steamboat Springs, Colo.).

Neither team was able to find the back of the net for nearly the first 10 minutes of the third quarter, but Pelletiers' third of the game triggered an ASC onslaught of goals that saw the lead grow by six, to 12-3, in a span of 5:23.

Adams State would also score the first goal of the fourth quarter, again from Pelletier, just 43 seconds into the period, capping a 10-0 Adams State run spanning more than two quarters.

Redshirt-freshman keeper Ronnie Fernando (Lake Forest, Calif.) made 13 saves in the game, including five against nine Argo shots on goal in the fourth quarter. NDNU, which scored three man-up goals in the game, scored its final two inside of the last four minutes both while up a man.

Bertrand, sophomore Anthony Willner (Littleton, Colo.), sophomore Brian Bertrand (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) and Thompson each added one goal. Kevin Bertrand, freshman Josh Peterman (Santa Ana, Calif.) and Willner each recorded one helper as well.

The Grizzlies will conclude a stretch of five games in 10 days on Sunday when they wrap up their trip to California with a league game against Dominican (Calif.) in San Rafael. The Penguins, 3-2 overall this season, sit atop the WILA with a 2-0 mark in conference play.


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