Colgate Edges Navy in Low-Scoring Affair
from press release
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Colgate men's lacrosse team secured its second Patriot League win of the season when it defeated Navy 5-4 on Saturday afternoon. The Raiders now have a perfect 2-0 record in league play.
Sophomore Peter Baum led the team in scoring with two goals while freshman Jimmy Ryan and seniors Dave Tucciarone and Ben McCabe added one goal each.
Colgate (6-3, 2-0 PL) came out to an attacking start, creating majority of the scoring opportunities in the opening minutes of the game as it outshot the Midshipmen 4-1. However, it was Navy that got on the scoreboard first with a goal at the 8:09 mark to take the 1-0 lead. Less than one minute later, the Mids found the net for the second time to extend their lead to 2-0. The teams continued to play hard, making some strong defensive plays on both ends of the field. Then, with just 47 seconds left on the clock, the Raiders were able to find their first goal from Ryan to put the score at 2-1 after the first 15 minutes of play.
Carrying its scoring momentum from the end of the first period, Colgate struck early with a goal from Baum just six seconds into the quarter to tie the game at 2-2. Senior Jim Carroll was credited with the assist. Feeling the pressure, Navy picked up its pace as the teams continued to battle it out on the field. At the 5:15 mark, the Raiders then took the lead for the first time in the game with a goal from Tucciarone, assisted by Baum, to give them the 3-2 advantage. Minutes later, the Mids found an equalizer at the 1:12 mark to tie the game for the second time 3-3. This did not phase Colgate, which then responded with a fourth goal 11 seconds later courtesy of Baum with help from senior Rob Bosco, to take the 4-3 lead going into half time.
The third period was not as fruitful as the first two for both teams. Neither one could find the net despite making some aggressive plays on goal but then as the half came to close, the Raiders were able to find the only goal of the quarter from McCabe at the 4:30 mark to increase their lead to 5-3 going into the final quarter. Sophomore James Queeney was credited with the assist.
The Mids then went on to score a fourth goal in the final seconds of the game but it was not enough to push past Colgate, which secured its second league win of the season 5-4.
Junior Jared Madison had eight saves for the Raiders while Navy's RJ Wickham had nine.
The team will resume play next weekend when it hosts Patriot League foe, #9/8 Army, on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on Time Warner Cable Sports.