Notre Dame De Namur University men’s soccer weathered the Red Storm at Dixie State University scoring a 1-0 victory. But they came up short, losing by one goal against the Cougars at Azusa Pacific University (final score 1-2).
Argonauts fight through the storm
In the first half Dixie State started aggressively, getting several shots at the goal with 10 total attempts throughout the game, three that hit their target. NDNU goalkeeper Jay Tsuruoka turned away three shots on goal and shut out the Red Storm for the game.
In the second half the Argos came alive. Senior center midfielder Hunter Le Blanc attempted three total shots on goal, finally finding the back of the net late in the second half scoring the game-winning goal.
“Matt [DeQuiroz] made a phenomenal pass and I was just happy to put my team ahead. I’m glad we could get the win on the road,” Le Blanc said.
Cougars claw past Argonauts
NDNU striker Jack Ewert found an opening to score but the ball that hit the cross bar. The tide quickly changed APU was able to score giving them the lead 1-0 at the end of the first half. The Cougars stayed strong to start the second half scoring again making it a 2-0 lead. Towards the end of the game the Argos made things interesting when Ewert was able to find the back of the net.
The Argos would get another shot to tie with a LeBlanc kick from the top of the box that was deflected by the Cougars goalie. NDNU lost 1-2 falling to a 5-2 record in PacWest conference play.
“They were a good team. We made a few costly mistakes that we can’t make when we play good teams,” Ewert said,
The Argos next games are Thursday, Oct. 23 against Chaminade University and Saturday, Oct. 25 against BYU Hawaii both games will be played at home down at Koret field