Colgate Downs Lehigh to Snap Losing Streak

HAMILTON, N.Y. (4/10/10) Senior Ian Murphy (Constantia, N.Y.) recorded a season-high five points as Colgate downed Lehigh 12-4 in men's lacrosse action, Saturday night at Andy Kerr Stadium. The win snapped a six-game losing streak.

Murphy scored three goals and added two assists to lead the Raiders while freshman Peter Baum (Portland, Ore.) recorded his fifth hat trick of the season. Juniors Ben McCabe (Brunswick, Maine) and Andrew Mould (Wyomissing, Pa.) each scored twice.

Sophomore John Donnally (Madison, N.J.) scored just 15 seconds into the game, after junior Jim Carroll (Nesconset, N.Y.) won the opening face-off. Carroll won 12 of 19 face-offs to lead the Raiders, who went 13-7 for the game. Baum would score his first of the game two-minutes later to put Colgate up 2-0. Lehigh would respond with a man-up goal at the 5:53 mark to make it 2-1, but Murphy would fire back 46 seconds later with his first goal of the game to put the Raiders up 3-1. Lehigh closed the opening period with a pair of goals to tie the score 3-3.

Murphy scored the only goal of the second period to give Colgate a 4-3 lead at the half. Colgate controlled the pace of the game in the first half out-shooting the Mountain Hawks 23-9 and collecting 10 more groundballs 18-8.

The Raiders added three more goals in the third period including a man-up goal from McCabe to build a 7-3 lead. Colgate out-shot Lehigh 11-2 in the period and won the groundball battle 13-6.

Lehigh began the fourth quarter with a goal at the 11:33 mark to trim the Raiders lead to 7-4, but that would be as close as the Mountain Hawks would come as Colgate ended the game with five-straight goals including a man-down goal from senior Michael Crown (Winnetka, Ill.).

Sophomore goaltender Jared Madison (Lawrenceville, N.J.) tallied 11 stops in the win for Colgate, while Connor Murphy saved 13 for Lehigh.

Colgate out-shot the Mountain Hawks 42-21 and won the groundball battle 40-20. Crown led the Raiders defense with six groundballs and caused two turnovers.

Colgate returns to action Friday (April 16) against Lafayette. The game is set to begin at 7:00 p.m., and can be seen live on Time Warner Cable Sports.

2010-04-11



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