Kick-starting the season

This past week the Notre Dame de Namur Argonauts played two games one Sept. 21 against Cal State Sonoma State University and the other Sept. 27 against Hawaii Pacific University.

In their first game at Koret Field against CSSSU the Argos played an aggressive, uptempo game. Both offenses were aggressive in the first half forcing senior goal keeper Jay Tsuruoka to make save after save. It was the Argos who struck first when senior Hunter Le Blanc nailed a corner kick that curved right passed the goalie into the back of the net. Later in the first half the Argos earned a free kick. Le Blanc stepped forward again and sent a pass into the box where sophomore defender Robert Hines III was able to put it in for his first career goal. When asked about the goal Hines said, “I’m happy Hunter (Le Blanc) was able to find me and fortunately the ball went.” The Argos lead 2-0 going into the second half, but in the 55th minute CSSSU was able to score. For the rest of the half the Argos defense was able to shut down the opponent. In the closing seconds of the game junior defender Tyler Matas chased a ball down and kicked in the third goal to give the Argos the win 3-1.

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Photograph provided by Professor Rossi.

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