Dominican (ca) vs. Notre Dame De Namur
April 28, 2012
The Game Story:
The Notre Dame de Namur lacrosse team suffered a tough defeat in their 2012 finale, falling 15-8 to Dominican in the Battle for the Bay. The Argos and Penguins squared off under the lights at historic Kezar Stadium for the second consecutive year with Dominican coming out on top again.

The Argos started slow, surrendering the first four goals of the game in the first period. Dominican’s Jake Fritz had his was with the NDNU defense tallying three of the four goals.

Jordan Wagner opened the scoring in the second period, putting NDNU on the board at the 10:35 mark. After five minutes of scoreless action, the Penguins broke through, closing the period on a four goal run and heading into the break ahead 8-1.

Fritz scored to open the third period before a goal by Carter Olson made it 9-2. The Penguins would then rip off another run, scoring five straight and taking a 14-2 lead in the opening minutes of the fourth period.

The Argonaut offense then caught fire, scoring four straight goals over the next five minutes. Nate Jackson scored two straight with Wagner and Scott Alms each adding one. Dominican scored their final goal with just under seven minutes remaining while Jackson and Wagner each tallied one more for NDNU.

Domincan held a 29-23 shot advantage for the game with each team recording 28 groundballs. The two teams also split the face-off battle, each winning 13. The big difference came in the turnover battle with the Argos committing 20 to only 13 from the Penguins.

Hunter Adams made five stops in net for the Argos while three Dominican goaltenders combined for seven saves.

Jackson and Wagner recorded six points apiece, each collecting three goals and three assists. Alms added a goal and an assist with Olson scoring one goal. Kevin Arabejo picked up a game high seven groundballs and won 7 of 8 face-offs.