Notre Dame de Namur Shuts Out UC Davis

February 24 The Notre Dame de Namur lacrosse team recorded the first shutout in school history with a 15-0 win over UC Davis. Sophomore goalie Matthew Coric made 10 saves while the NDNU defense stopped eleven extra man opportunites to preserve the shutout.

The Argos started off slow, scoring two goals in both the first and second periods and taking a 4-0 lead into halftime. However, after the break NDNU came out firing and scored five goals in the first seven minutes of the third. After another goal in the final minute of the third period, the Argos added five more in the fourth.

Brad Matzek and Jesse Painter carried the NDNU offense early on as they each scored two goals in the first half. Matzek also assisted on both of Painter's goals. Six different Argonauts scored in the third before NDNU scored on all three man-up opportunities in the fourth.

NDNU out shot the Aggies 40-24 for the game, including a 23-10 advantage in shots on goal. Coric was at his best in the second half, making eight of his ten saves in the final thirty minutes.

Matzek led all players with eight points on four goals and four assists. Tim Campeau collected six points (one goal, five assists) while Jesse Painter (three goals) and Cam Foss (two goals, one assist) each added three. Ryan Hulsey (two goals), Jon Black (one goal, one assist), Chris Fey (one goal) and Nick Campo (one goal) rounded out the NDNU scoring.

The Argos are off to North Carolina on March 4th for a four game road trip the will pit NDNU against Mars Hill, Catawba, St. Andrews and Belmont Abbey.

2008-02-24



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