Saint Andrews vs. Notre Dame De Namur
March 13, 2010
The Game Story:
LAURINBURG, N.C.—Sophomore Chris Michela (Oak Hill, Va.) had a four point game for host St. Andrews Presbyterian College but Notre Dame de Namur University scored 12 second half goals to claim a 15-5 men’s lacrosse victory Saturday afternoon.

SAPC junior Michael Thomas (pictured) scored a goal against Notre Dame de Namur on Saturday.

A trio of Argonauts scored four goals as NDNU (4-3) moved over .500 on the season. The Knights fall to 1-5.

NDNU sophomore Derek Kimbrough (Vashon, Wash.) and freshman Kevin Nguyen (Seattle, Wash.) both recorded six points with four goals and two assists. Junior Gregory Bearson (Sammamish, Wash.) followed with four goals and one assist.

Bearson and Kimbrough gave the Argonauts an early 2-0 lead but Michela helped the Knights fight back and tie the score. Michela scored his first goal with one minute left in the first quarter to cut the deficit in half before assisting on a junior Michael Thomas (Stevensville, Md.) man-up goal at the 10:18 mark of the second quarter to deadlock the score at 2-2.

Kimbrough netted the final goal of the first half on a feed from senior Drew Comeau (Red Deer, Canada) with 2:58 showing on the clock to give the visitors a 3-2 lead at the intermission that they would not relinquish.

NDNU pulled away in the third quarter scoring seven of the period’s eight goals including the first two in a 35-second outburst. The Argonauts capped the third with a pair of extra-man goals that extended their lead to seven, 10-3, heading into the final 15 minutes. NDNU did not slow down scoring five more times in the fourth to pull way to the 10-goal victory.

Argos’ freshman goalkeeper Hunter Adams (Austin, Texas) made eight saves throughout the game to earn the win in net. SAPC freshman netminder Kyle Davitt (Shoreview, Minn.) took the loss in his first collegiate start, making seven saves while allowing 11 goals. Junior backup Patrick Wade (West Windsor, N.J.) had five stops over the final 13 minutes.

The Knights also got goals off the sticks of junior Harrison Young (Upperville, Va.) and freshman George Pugh (Fredericksburg, Va.).

Freshman Riley Fink (University Park, Md.) -- the reigning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week -- added one assist for the Royal Blue & White.

NDNU took more shots, 43-31, and picked up more ground balls, 39-23. The Argonauts also won 15-of-24 face-offs including 13-of-15 by senior Conrad Clevlen (Austin, Texas), who also had a game-high 13 ground balls. SAPC scored three of its five goals on six extra-man opportunities while NDNU was held to just 2-of-9 on the EMO. The Knights had 25 turnovers compared to 20 by the Argos.

Comeau finished with four points with one goal and a game-high three assists. Clevlen dished out two helpers and junior Nicholas Peterson (Las Vegas, Nev.) chipped in with two goals and one assist.