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Nguyen Ties Career-High With Four Goals Against Eagles

Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch
Photo credit: Ann Schmerbauch

MCCOOK, Ill.—The Fontbonne University men's lacrosse team fell on the road against Benedictine on Sunday, 32-10.

Score: Benedictine 32, Fontbonne 10

Location: McCook, Ill.

Records: Benedictine (8-3; 6-1 MLC), Fontbonne (1-10; 1-6 MLC)

How It Happened

The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead early, but the Griffins got one of those back on an unassisted goal by Cameron Director at the 12:12 mark.

The Eagles answered with four unanswered goals up until the 6:55 mark. Reagan Chin had his initial shot get stopped, however, he picked up the groundball and scored past Eagles goalie Evan Kilbane to make it 6-2.

Brian Nguyen added a late goal at 2:24, though the Eagles led 9-3 after one quarter of play. In the second, the Griffins cut the deficit down to 9-4 as Nguyen netted his second of the game on the man-advantage.

Benedictine went on to outscore Fontbonne 13-2 the rest of the way to lead 22-6 at the break. In the second half, the Eagles offense tallied 10 more goals, while Fontbonne was held to four for the 22-goal win.

Inside The Numbers

  • Turnovers were an issue for the Griffins as they committed 35 on the evening.
  • Benedictine controlled the faceoff winning 32-of-44.
  • Benedictine outshot Fontbonne 78-28.

Fontbonne Notables

  • Nguyen tied his season-high with four goals and contributed two assists.
  • Alex Scott netted three goals.
  • Connor Mallett, Chin, and Director added the others.
  • In net, Dalton Teague came away with 19 saves.

Benedictine Notables

  • Nic Perkins led with six goals and three assists.
  • Mateo Salceda and Mike Cislak finished with four goals each.
  • In net, Evan Kilbane made four saves for the win.

Up Next

  • The Griffins will close out its road slate in 2019 this Thursday when they'll visit Monmouth. Action begins at 7 p.m.

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