Argos Down Claremont 17-10 in Season Opener

February 9 - The Notre Dame de Namur men's lacrosse team overcame a slow start to handle Claremont College 17-10 in the Argos season opener.

The first period was tight throughout, with the Cougars striking first with 7:03 remaining. After the Argos took a 2-1 lead into the final minutes of the first, Claremont responded with two goals to go up 3-2. However, Brad Matzek's goal in the final minute tied the score at 3-3.

The Argos would never trail again as the scored 12 of the next 13 goals over the course of the second and third periods. In the second, NDNU outscored the Cougars 8-1 and registered a 17-8 shot advantage.

In the second half, NDNU built their lead to 14-4 before Claremont closed the gap to seven in the final minute.

For the game, the Argos held a 37-35 shot advantage while Claremont led shots on goal 28-27. Goalies Matthew Coric and Jesse Wilkerson came up big in the net for NDNU, combining for 18 saves.

Tim Campeau led all players with 12 points, tallying four goals and eight assists. Matzek scored six goals and added three assists while Cam Foss tacked on four goals and two assists. Ryan Hulsey's two goals and Jesse Painter's one rounded out the scoring for NDNU.

Scott Trimble paced the Cougars with four goals while Phillip Trap and Brock Olson added two apiece.

The Argos are back in action next weekend when they travel to Whittier on Saturday and Grand Canyon on Sunday.


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