No. 17 Colgate Triumphs in an Offensive Battle with Army

Colgate was able to swing the momentum back its way in the third period, coming into the quarter with an equalizing goal at the 11:14 mark from Walsh with an assist by senior Chris Zielinski to tie the game at 7-7. The Raiders then followed that up with another tally from Braddish at the 8:06 mark to reclaim its lead, 8-7.

Both teams continued to battle it out on the field with Colgate holding a 4-1 shooting advantage over the next five minutes, which inevitably led to a ninth goal courtesy of Walsh at the 3:11 mark to give the Raiders a two-goal lead. The Black Knights then responded with a goal with 1:29 left in the quarter to reduce Colgate's lead to 9-8 going into the final 15 minutes of play.

The final period was as physical and intense as the first three. Army struck first with an equalizer at the 12:12 mark to put the score at 9-9. Both teams picked up their pace in search of a goal that would give them the lead, but it was the Raiders that were able to ignite their offense and find a trio of goals at the 7:08, 6:31 and 5:13 marks to take a 12-9 lead.

Baum scored the first two while Brown tallied the third. The Black Knights then bounced back with a 10th goal at the 5:04 mark to reduce the scoring margin to two goals. Fifteen seconds later, Baum extended the Raiders' lead to three goals with an assist from Walsh however, Army answered back with a pair of goals in the next 13 seconds to put the game within one with the score at 13-12.

Feeling the pressure, both teams picked up the tempo as the game came to a close. Fortunately for the Raiders, it was Baum that was able to step up and secure the win for Colgate with two more goals at the 3:24 and 1:14 marks to give his team a much-needed 15-13 victory over Army, despite a last-second goal from the Black Knights.

Senior goalie Jared Madison had eight saves in the game while Army's Zach Palmieri also had eight stops. The Raiders went 15 for 31 at the faceoff X and held a 40-36 shooting advantage in the game. Colgate also went 1 for 3 on its extra-man opportunities while holding the Black Knights scoreless on their one opportunity.

The Raiders will resume play at home next weekend when they host No. 7 Lehigh for their fourth league match-up on Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m.

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2012-03-31



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