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May 1, 2013

Vikings fall at Carthage in MLC Semifinals

Jesse Nagelberg scored three goals Wednesday, but Augustana fell 12-8 at Carthage in the semifinals of the Midwest Lacrosse Conference Tournament.

KENOSHA, Wis.-Augustana rallied from a five-goal first-half deficit to get within one after three quarters Wednesday, but eventually fell 12-8 to Carthage in the semifinals of the Midwest Lacrosse Conference Tournament. Coach Kyle Hart's Vikings finish the season with an 11-6 record. The Red Men improve to 15-3 and advance to Saturday's title game at Aurora.

Carthage's Zack Patton scored the last of five straight Red Men goals at the 6:48 mark of the second quarter, giving the hosts their biggest lead at 8-3. Viking sophomore Jesse Nagelberg (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.) scored with Augustana a man up and 3:59 left in the first half and the teams went to the break with Carthage up 8-4.  

Sophomore Chris Hager (Exeter Academy, Newfield, N.H.) scored the first and last goals of the third quarter, with Nagelberg and Colin Haley (St. Charles East HS, St. Charles, Ill.) finding the net in the period as well, as Augustana cut the Red Med advantage to 9-8 after three periods.  

However, Carthage - the tournament's second seed - outshot the Vikings 10-3 in the fourth quarter and scored the only three goals of the period, pulling away for the win.  

The Red Men scored the game's first three goals less than two and a half minutes in, but third-seeded Augustana answered with three of its own in a four-minute span to tie the game. Sophomore Doug Barrie (Lake Forest HS, Lake Forest, Ill.) got the Vikings on the board with 11:13 left in the first. Nagelberg scored at the 8:49 mark and freshman Kevin Gleason (Loyola Academy, Chicago, Ill.) tied it with a goal at 7:21 of the first.  

Nagelberg finished the night with three goals. Hager added a pair and Haley had a goal and an assist. Sophomore Cody Burgdorff (Peak to Peak HS, Lafayette, Colo.) went the distance in goal, recording 13 saves.