April 20, 2012

Colgate's Baum Nets Winner with 0:02 Remaining

from press release

LEWISBURG, Pa.  – Junior Peter Baum scored with two seconds left in regulation to help the No. 11/13 Colgate men's lacrosse team overcome a five-goal deficit to beat No. 18 Bucknell 11-10 on Friday night at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. With the win the Raiders become the Patriot League regular season champions and will host the League tournament next weekend.

Baum scored the game winning goal after beating his defender on a restart play from the sideline with eight seconds left, he then sprinted to the right side of the goal to sneak the ball past Kyle Feeney with two ticks remaining.

Baum finished the game four points on three goals and an assist to extend his scoring streak to 40-straight games, which is the fifth longest in the nation. Senior Jeff Ledwick scored two goals, while freshman Ryan Walsh scored one and dished out two assists for three points. Matt Clarkson, Ryan Collins, John Donnally, Bobby Lawrence and Chris Zielinski each scored for the Raiders, while junior Robert Grabher collected a game-high 12 groundballs. Grabher also won 15-of-25 faceoffs, including 10-of-11 in the second and third quarters to help the Raiders mount their comeback. Grabher leads the Patriot League with 105 groundballs on the season.

Bucknell (9-6, 3-3) jumped out to a n early 6-1 lead midway through the second quarter before Ledwick scored with 1:07 left in the half to trim the Raiders halftime deficit to 6-2. Baum scored the Raiders first goal of the game to tie the score 1-1 in the first quarter, before the Bison rolled off five-straight to build the 6-1 lead.

Colgate (11-2, 5-1) opened the second half with six-straight goals, including four in the third quarter to tie the game, before taking its first lead of the game 7-6 on Baum's second goal of the game with 13:51 left in regulation. The Raiders then added to their lead with Ledwick's second goal to make the score 8-6 with 12:51 left. The Bison would answer back with three-straight goals to retake the lead 9-8 with 8:42 remaining. But Colgate responded with a goal from Walsh to tie the game 9-9 and one from Clarkson to gave the Raiders a 10-9 lead with 4:37 left. Bucknell would tie the game on a goal from Peter Burke with 2:25 remaining, but Baum was able to snap the Raiders four game losing skid against Bucknell with his 51st goal of the season.

Colgate will host the Patriot League Tournament next weekend at Andy Kerr Stadium. The Raiders will face No. 4 seeded Bucknell on Friday at 5:00 p.m., while No. 2 Lehigh will face No. 3 Army at 8:00 p.m. Both game will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.


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