Mesa vs. Notre Dame De Namur
March 25, 2012
The Game Story:
The Colorado Mesa University Men's lacrosse team took on the Notre Dame de Namur Argonauts on Sunday, continuing their second season in D-II lacrosse. It was a good day for the Mavericks as 10 different players scored en route to a 11-4 win putting them at 5-2 (3-0 WILA) on the season.

The Mavericks jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, scoring five goals in the first quarter from five different players starting with Aaron Eggiman at 12:31, Griffin Perkiel at 8:20, Josh Russell at 5:56, Daniel Caddoo at 3:22, and finishing with Gabe Garcia at 00:54 left in the first. The Mavs added to their total in the second quarter after a goal from Trace Wollner at 13:09 put them up 6-0 before the Argos finally got on the board after a goal coming at 12:10 remaining made the score 6-1. The Argos were able to add another goal at 3:47 to close the gap to 6-2, but a goal from Michael Giffen at 1:55 remaining gave the Mavs a comfortable lead of 7-2 at the break.

The third quarter was relatively quiet as Kade Robinson had the lone goal for either team to give the Mavs an 8-2 lead heading into the final quarter. The Mavs extended their lead to 10-2 after goals from Shane O'Neill and Wollner coming at 12:23 and 5:36, respectively, before the Argos were finally able to break their drought with a goal at 2:25 which made the score 10-3. Zach Bullett was the last Maverick to contribute to the score after a man-down goal coming late in the period made the score 11-3. The Argos were able to add one more to their total with one second remaining in the game to make the score 11-4 final.

Wollner, Caddoo, Russell, Giffen, and Eggiman were all able to add 1 assist to their goal total in an offensive effort that saw everyone seemingly touching the ball before a shot was made. Brad Brandenburg and Zach Weaver split time in the net as Brandenburg stopped 4 shots while earning the decision and Weaver also stopped 4 shots and added 4 groundballs to his total.