Dominican Storms Past Notre Dame de Namur

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - Dominican University of California won its third consecutive game and set the mark for most goals scored in a single game in a 23-4 blowout of Notre Dame de Namur on Saturday.

Dominican (5-1/2-0 WILA) scored early and often, with Cody Bernstein netting the Penguins' first goal less than a minute into action. The defending WILA champs dominated the first quarter and led 6-0 after the first 15 minutes. By halftime, the Penguins led 11-3 and by the end of the third quarter the score was 17-4. Dominican set another single-game record with 64 shots. In contrast, Dominican held NDNU (1-4/0-2 WILA) to just 15 shots.

Kiel Crowley-Galvin had a career day with five goals and an assist, which led the Penguins on Saturday. Jake Fritz, Kevin Powers, and Cam Wilkerson all added three goals. In total, a dozen different Penguins scored, including the first career-goal for redshirt freshman Ben Ludeman.

Redshirt freshman Reis Stanley, coming off a week that included his first career start and win as well as WILA Defensive Player of the Week honors, made six saves in 37 minutes of action to earn his second victory. Senior goalie Sean Donohue came on for the final 22 minutes and saw just one shot, which he halted.

"I loved seeing the whole team contribute today," said Dominican Head Coach Ned Webster. "We have lots of guys who work hard on and off the field and it was fun seeing them make big plays for us."

Fortunes have changed since 2009, when the Penguins fell victim to the Argos in four consecutive matches. Since 2011, Dominican has flipped the switch and taken six of the last 10 matches against NDNU. The victory also broke the single-game scoring record set on April 27, 2013 in a 22-3 victory over NDNU in San Francisco. Additionally, the Penguins matched their largest margin of victory (19) from just over a year ago, as well as a 20-1 victory at Lees-McRae College last March 7.

Dominican will head to Whittier, Calif. for a pair of games against a pair of NCAA Division III programs, DePauw University and Whittier College, on March 26 and 28.


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