Adelphi vs. Notre Dame De Namur
March 9, 2012
The Game Story:
St. Charles, MO – Earlier this afternoon, the #2 men's lacrosse team kicked off their spring training trip with a game against the Argonauts of Notre Dame de Namur on the campus of Lindenwood University. After going up 9-2 in the first quarter, the Panthers would go on to score another nine goals while allowing a total of just four. Courtesy of 14 different players scoring, the Panthers shut down Notre Dame de Namur by a final score of 18-4. With the win, Adelphi moves to 2-0 while the Argos drop to 0-3.

For the Panthers, Joe Vitale and Danny Blau led the way, posting five points each with Vitale dishing out four assists and scoring one goal while Blau notched three scores and had two assists. Doug Quednau put two into the cage and earned an assist for three points while four men had two points and nine guys earned one. All three cage minders saw time today with Eric Janssen seeing 24:41 minutes in net, making one save and allowing just two goals to earn the win. Aidan Bennardo saw just over 27 minutes, made three saves and allowed two goals while Keith McDermott saw 7:52 minutes of action.

As a team, Adelphi won the statistical battle on all fronts, outshooting the Argos 41-21, picking up more ground balls (44-20) and winning 20 faceoffs to Notre Dame de Namur's five.

For the Argos, Nate Jackson and Kevin Nguyen had two points apiece; Jackson with two goals while Nguyen and a goal and assist. Tony Tescallo provided the only other goal for his team.

The Argo's Jackson kicked things off, scoring on keeper Eric Janssen within the opening minute of the game. However, Adelphi went on to rattle off nine goals in the first period, the first seven of which were unanswered. Blau was a big part of the action, scoring three goals and being credited with an assist while Quednau put in two goals of his own and Vitale scoring once while earning an assist on four occasions.

In the second, it was all Adelphi. Kieran Riegel notched his first goal of the game which sparked a series of four more unanswered Panther goals to set the Argos back 14-2. Bryan Hall, Mike Iorio, Jamie McAndrew and Anthony Caponi all took part in the scoring frenzy while Quednau and Blau were credited with an assist each. Defensively, the duo of Janssen and Bennardo, along with the back line, kept the Argos at bay and held them scoreless.

After the halftime break, the Panthers continued to pour it on with Vincent Coiro and Tim Aiello scoring back to back goals, giving their team the largest lead of the game at 16-2. Nguyen and Tescallo temporarily stopped the bleeding with two Argo goals to end the period.

In the fourth and final frame, Aiello, on an assist from Matt Wahl, put in his second goal of the game, meanwhile, teammate Greg Puskuldjian capped the rout with the game's final goal with 2:32 remaining.