After having three tough losses in a row to Humboldt State University , Dixie State University and Fresno Pacific University the Lady Argos are looking to bounce at home against Azusa Pacific University. The Cougars are one of the top teams in the Pac-West and have a impressive 11-2 record. Junior Macee Broer of the Argos says “We just need to come out and play as hard as we can and make as little mistakes as possible”
The Argos started the game strong with junior striker Maritza Gomez taking it up the middle, cutting a few players off shooting it low in the bottom right corner for a goal. This gave Notre Dame the lead 1-0 with only a few minutes left in the half. A few possessions later Katelyn Rogers from Azusa Pacific scores after Stephanie Esquivel loses the ball. The game is tied at 1-1 going into half.
Sophomore Alina Martinez says “In the locker at halftime Coach BJ Noble told the team they need to stay on their marks and not overcommit to the players when they have the ball so they won’t get beat”.
Notre Dame comes out striking with a goal from Erin Banda with a beautiful assist from Macee Broer giving them the lead 2-1. The Azusa Pacific Cougars come fighting back with a goal from Mayra Almazan who dribbled through the defense and scored a goal from the top of the box. The score is tied up at 2-2 at the end of the half and has to go into overtime.
In overtime they Lady Argos had some good looks at the goals but could not seem to convert. Katelyn Rogers scores the game-wining goal for the Cougars with an assist from Mayra Almazan. Rogers finishes the game with 2 goals and leads her team to victory in overtime with the final score 3-2.
Notre Dame De Namur is looking to end their loosing streak this Saturday at home against the Point Loma University Sea Lions.