Colgate Beats Hobart for First Time Since 1964
from press release
GENEVA, N.Y. – The Colgate men's lacrosse team secured its third win of the season when it defeated Hobart 11-7 on Saturday afternoon. This was the team's first win over the Statesmen since 1964, ending their 22-game winning streak in the all-time series between the two teams that started in 1921.
Sophomore Peter Baum scored four goals the Raiders while sophomore Connor Brown and junior Jeff Ledwick had two goals each. Senior co-captain Rob Bosco, sophomore John Donnally and freshman Brendon McCann also added one goal apiece.
Hobart came out to an explosive start, firing a series of shots and finding success twice with two early goals at the 10:03 and 8:54 marks to take the 2-0 lead. As the game progressed, Colgate (3-2) began to generate its offense and eventually found the net at the 6:10 mark when Baum picked up a pass from Bosco and fired it past the goalkeeper to give the team its first goal. Three minutes later, the Raiders found a second goal from Bosco to tie the game at 2-2. Colgate continued to work hard and was soon rewarded with a third goal from Brown at the 1:45 mark to take the lead going into the second period.
The Raiders carried their scoring momentum into the second quarter, finding three quick goals in the first two minutes of play to take the 6-2 lead. The goals were from Donnally, Baum and Brown at the 14:42, 13:51 and 13:11 marks respectively. Both teams continued to play aggressively but it was Colgate that was able to create majority of the scoring opportunities as it outshot the Statesmen 5-1. The team's hard work soon paid off with a man-up goal from Ledwick to extend its lead to 7-2 with just 2:39 left in the period. Senior Ben McCabe was credited with the assist. Hobart then answered back with a goal at the 1:20 mark to put the score at 7-3 at half time.
In the third period, the Statesmen came out hungry for a goal, outshooting the Raiders 3-1 in the first four minutes of play. It was not until the 6:38 mark however that Hobart finally found the net to put the score at 7-4. Colgate then answered back with a goal from Baum, with help from Ledwick, at the five-minute mark. The Statesmen followed suit just under two minutes later to put the score at 8-5. Determined to keep their comfortable lead, the Raiders then added a pair of goals from Ledwick and McCann at the 2:27 and 0:07 marks to take the 10-5 lead going into the final quarter. Sophomore Matt Baker was credited with an assist in the second goal.
Colgate then went on to score a goal at the 4:42 mark of the final period courtesy of Baum, and despite finding two goals in the closing minutes of the game, Hobart could not close the gap, giving the Raiders the 11-7 win.
Junior goalkeeper Jared Madison had 11 saves for Colgate while Evan Kirk had six for the Statesmen.
The team will resume play next weekend when it hosts Holy Cross for its first Patriot League game of the season on Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.