MINNEAPOLIS – The North Central University men's lacrosse team scored three goals in a matter of 45 seconds in Saturday's home game against the University of Dubuque, but that would be all of NCU's offense resulting in successful shots as the Spartans left Elliot Park with the victory.
Tim Dokken put the Rams' first point on the board with 2:17 left to play in the game to account for his team-leading 14th goal of the year. Brendan Berg scored an unassisted goal at 1:55 before Auston Nigg netted his first goal of the season at the 1:32 mark.
Dubuque used a six-goal first quarter to take a commanding lead, adding four more goals in the second for a 10-0 score at halftime. The Spartans' eight goals in the third quarter effectively put the game out of reach for NCU. Michael Jango finished the day with five goals and four assists for Dubuque, who, like the Rams, concluded its 2018 season on Saturday.
NCU's 34 goals in 2018 is a 14-goal improvement from its inaugural season in 2017 in the same number of games played, nearly doubling the Rams' goals-per-game average. North Central also saw increases in shooting percentage, man-up goals, and clear percentage.
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