Box Score: CUW 8, AC 6
MEQUON, Wis. - When Augustana College committed a penalty, Concordia University Wisconsin took advantage en route to an 8-6 non-conference victory on Saturday at Fitting Field. The victory gave the Falcons their third straight and tied the program record for wins in a season.
The game was tight throughout, but CUW finished 4-for-5 in extra-man opportunities and Danny Dahms scored twice with a man-up. The Vikings ended the opening half with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, which gave the Falcons a one-minute extra-man situation to begin the third quarter.
The Falcons used the Vikings mental lapse to tally two goals in a 45-second span to take a 6-4 lead. They added another goal to take their largest advantage of the game, 7-4, and never looked back. CUW's win gave them eight on the season - tying last season's win total - with at least three games remaining on the schedule.
Freshman Derek Brueske (Hopkins, Minn.) and Dahms (sophomore, Calgary, Alberta) each scored a game-high three goals, while sophomore Justin Krause (Hartland, Wis.) assisted on a season-high-tying three scores.
AC (8-5) had five players score and was paced by Collin Haley's two goals. The Vikings finished with a slight advantage in shots, ground balls and faceoffs won.
AC entered the game with the nation's No. 1 ranked scoring defense at 4.42 goals allowed per game, but CUW fired 18 shots on goal and scored nearly twice as many as the Vikings allow.
The Falcons opened the contest with back-to-back goals behind spot-on passing that led to Brueske and Dahms finding the back of the net.
The next four goals alternated between the teams, prior to AC scoring consecutively to tie the game at 4-4 heading into the intermission.
CUW recorded successive goals on extra-man situations because of AC's unreleasable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to end the second quarter. Brueske scored his third of the game with 12:56 to play in the third to end a three-goal scoring run in a span of two minutes and 51 seconds for the Falcons.
The Vikings scored twice to get within one goal, 7-6, but Dahms scored his final of the game to give the Falcons an 8-6 lead.
CUW returns to Midwest Lacrosse Conference play on Wednesday when they travel to Aurora University for a 4 p.m. matchup at Vago Field.
May 27, 2012 Final NCAA Men's Lacrosse statistics released
May 2, 2012 Men's Lacrosse season ends in MLC Tournament
April 28, 2012 Men's Lacrosse routs Alma
April 25, 2012 Aurora downs Men's Lacrosse
April 23, 2012 Dahms named MLC Player of the Week
April 21, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse takes advantage of Augustana penalties
April 20, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Augustana on Saturday
April 19, 2012 Dahms leads Men’s Lacrosse to defeat of Carthage
April 18, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Carthage on Thursday
April 15, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse defeats Fontbonne
April 7, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse falls to Mount St. Joseph
April 4, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse cruises in home victory over MSOE
April 3, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts MSOE on Wednesday
March 31, 2012 Trine controls first half, defeats Men’s Lacrosse
March 24, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hangs on for home victory over Albion
March 23, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse looks to continue winning streak on Saturday
March 18, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse set to play Dallas, Southwestern this week
March 16, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Hanover on Friday
March 11, 2012 Adrian defeats Men’s Lacrosse
March 10, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse travels to Adrian for Sunday showdown
March 3, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse drops home opener to Wittenberg
March 2, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse hosts Wittenberg in home opener Saturday
February 25, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse drops season opener at Ohio Wesleyan
February 23, 2012 Season Outlook: Men’s Lacrosse
February 1, 2012 Men’s Lacrosse picked for sixth in MLC preseason poll
December 15, 2011 InsideLacrosse.com releases pre-season polls
September 22, 2011 Falcons welcome large freshman class
September 22, 2011 Falcon lacrosse to scrimmage against D1 competition
August 21, 2011 Fahey joins CUW Lacrosse Staff