Notre Dame De Namur vs. Lindenwood
March 29, 2012
The Game Story:
March 29 – The Notre Dame de Namur lacrosse team fought hard but saw their late game rally fall short in an 11-8 loss to Lindenwood. The Argos scored a season high four man-up goals and tallied the game’s final five scores but it was not enough.

Lindenwood came out strong, scoring the game’s first three goals in the opening 10 minutes. The Argos struggled to maintain possession in the period but got on the board in the final seconds on a goal by Nate Jackson.

The second period was all Lindenwood with the visitors tallying the only two goals and taking a 5-1 lead into the break. At halftime, the Lions held a 15-7 shot advantage.

The Argos made a quick move in the third, using a pair of power play goals to pull within two halfway through the period. Kevin Nguyen found Jackson for the first goal while Jackson returned the favor to Nguyen for the second.

The NDNU run sparked the Lions however as Lindenwood rattled off six straight goals over the next 12 minutes to take a commanding 11-3 advantage. With less than six minutes remaining the NDNU offense made one last attempt, scoring five goals. Nguyen assisted Jordan Wagner on a score before netting two goals of his own. After Nate Jackson scored in the final minute Nguyen closed the game out with a goal in the final second.

The Lions outshot NDNU 34-28 for the game while picking up 14 more groundballs (35-28) and winning 14 of 21 face-offs. The Argos went 4 of 6 on extra-man opportunities.

Hunter Adams made 11 saves for the Argonauts with Jake Redlingshafer stopping seven for Lindenwood.

Nguyen tallied a season high six points on four goals and two assists while Jackson tacked on three goals and three assists. Wagner added a score with Ryan Jones picking up an assist.