Grizzlies Sail by Argos to Notch Third Straight Win

ALAMOSA, Colo. - Adams State trailed by one at the end of the first quarter to the visiting Argos of Notre Dame de Namur (Cailf.), but the Grizzlies ripped off seven second quarter goals including two from sophomore Bryden Pelletier (Lantzville, B.C.) and faced little opposition the rest of the way in recording a 12-6 WILA win Friday.

With three straight wins, all in WILA play, the Grizzlies now own a 4-3 overall mark and 3-1 in league play. The Argos slip to 1-3 in the league, and 1-6 in overall, with the defeat. The win also gave Adams State the season sweep of NDNU.

The first goal of the game came with just 1:09 left in the opening quarter as Jordan Wagner put Notre Dame on top, 1-0, barely keeping the quarter from going by without a goal.

Pelletier quickly evened the contest at the 13:24 mark of the second, and just 19 seconds passed before freshman Josh Peterman (Santa Ana, Calif.) put the Grizzlies ahead on a man-up goal, assisted by freshman Parker Smith (Centennial, Colo.).

Goal number two of the quarter came for Pelletier with 6:49 before the break, and started a scoring frenzy over the final seven minutes.

Nine seconds later ASC went up 3-1 when redshirt-freshman Omar Horani (Tigard, Ore.) picked up the ground ball following a face-off won by the Grizzlies and sprinted into the NDNU box for the score.

The Argos would tally one score in the quarter, but a trio of unassisted scores to end the period had Adams State ahead 7-2 at halftime.

ASC's lead would reach its largest of the game, 8-2, when Peterman found the net for his second man-up goal of the game after just two minutes, assisted by freshman Trevis Thompson (Centennial, Colo.).

Each squad scored three in the third quarter, despite ASC holding a 10-6 advantage in shots. The Grizzlies held a 31-23 advantage in shots in the game, as well as an 18-13 advantage on goal.

Freshmen Jake Moberly (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Jamison Bobo (Petaluma, Calif.) each scored two goals in the game as well.

Anthony Damico (Littleton, Colo.), Brian Bertrand (Steamboat Springs, Colo.), Smith, Bobo, Thompson and Seth Stowell (Lakeside, Calif.) each scored assists as ASC had a season-best six in the contest.

The Grizzlies will be back in action quickly, taking the field at home again on Sunday against WILA foe and league newcomer Lindenwood (Mo.) at 1:00 p.m.

The Lions will begin a weekend a long road trip that takes them to Colorado and California on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. against Colorado Mesa. Lindenwood enters the road swing with marks of 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the WILA after suffering losses at home against Dominican (Calif.) and Notre Dame de Namur in early March. The westward journey will also take the Lions out for their second game of the season against both Dominican and NDNU.


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