Penguins Dominate in Season Finale

San Rafael, Calif. Sophomore attackman-middie Kevin Katerndahl led the Dominican University of California men's lacrosse team to victory with his five goals and one assist as the Penguins wrapped up the 2007 season with a 15-8 victory over UC Santa Cruz at home on Friday night.

The Penguins improved to 7-7 with the win, their best mark in the program's short three year history. Sophomore attackman-middies Alex Choquette and Brian Rossetti and freshman attackman-middie Joey Sullivan all scored three times and had one assist. Freshman attackman-middie Lawrence Nardi rounded out the scoring with a goal and two assists. Freshman goalie Daniel Duong battled through injury to finish the game with 17 saves.

In a losing effort, freshman middie Lucas Murillo scored three goals for UC Santa Cruz (3-8).

Rossetti scored the game's first two goals and Katerndahl added two to give Dominican the early 4-0. The Penguins took a 5-2 lead into halftime but let the fell behind 6-5 early in the third quarter. A Sullivan goal gave the Penguins the lead for good and was the first of six unanswered goals.

"When we went down in the third after being up at the half I really thought that we were in trouble but absolutely dominated the rest of the game," said Dominican head coach Ned Webster. He praised the play of his seniors, who have been on the team since the program's inception in 2005, "I'm happy for and proud of all the Penguins particularly seniors Jesse Copeland, Todd Seech, and Brian Uribe, who played as well as they could play in their final game."


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