Baum Helps No. 11 Colgate Knock off No. 6 Maryland

Carrying their scoring momentum from the previous period, Maryland jumped onto the scoreboard first during an extra-man opportunity less than two minutes into the third quarter, to take its first lead of the game, 7-6. Baum then stepped up for the Raiders in the 9th minute, intercepting a pass in the Terps' defensive end and then beating the keeper on a one-on-one play to tie the score at 7-7.

Maryland then responded with a pair of goals at the 4:25 and 2:08 marks to reclaim its lead by its largest margin (two goals) going into the final two minutes of the period. However, like clockwork, Colgate was able to make a two-goal comeback in the final 40 seconds to balance the score at 9-9 going into the final period.

Baum scored the first goal at the 39-second mark, while Queeney added the equalizer with two seconds left. Queeney found the tally after blocking a shot, picking up the groundball and then clearing the play. He then wound up and rifled the ball past the keeper, who could not make the save.

After an exciting 45 minutes of play, with the score tied at 9-9 both teams knew that the final quarter would decide who would be victorious. Colgate continued its scoring momentum, finding two quick goals from Walsh and Zielinski in the first three minutes to take an 11-9 lead. Senior Patrick Campbell had an assist on Zielinski's goal.

The Raiders never relinquished the lead. Despite the Terps finding a goal at the 9:43 mark and then one last tally in the final 48 seconds of the game, a diving man-up goal from Walsh at the 3:46 mark followed by an unassisted tally from Baum at the 1:35 mark, after he beat the two defenders covering him, was enough to give Colgate its 13th win of the season 13-11.

Senior goalie Jared Madison and sophomore Conor Murphy both saw time in net for the Raiders, with Madison making four saves in the first three periods and Murphy recording three saves in the final 15 minutes. Nick Amato matched Colgate's seven saves in 60 minutes of play. The Raiders also went 1 for 3 on its extra-man opportunities while Maryland scored on its only man-up opportunity.

Colgate will learn whether or not it has made the 2012 NCAA Tournament tomorrow night on ESPNU at 9:00 p.m.

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HAMILTON, N.Y. - Junior John Haus had a career-high six points, but the No. 6 University of Maryland men's lacrosse team dropped a 13-11 decision at No. 11 Colgate Saturday afternoon at Andy Kerr Stadium.

With the loss, the Terrapins finish the regular season with a 9-5 record, while the Raiders improved to 13-3. Both teams will wait to find out their postseason fates when the NCAA tournament field is announced live on ESPNU at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6.

Colgate came out with a lot of energy and turned that into a 2-0 lead less than three minutes into the game off goals by Brendon McCann and Jeff Ledwick.

Maryland made it a 2-1 game following a Colgate offside's call near the 11:00 mark. Junior Owen Blye picked up the ball on the quick restart and found a streaking Taylor Morgan in the middle of the field. The Raiders never slid to cutoff the freshman and he scored easily with 10:53 left in the first.

Back-to-back goals by McCann and Peter Baum gave Colgate a 4-1 lead with 9:17 to go in the first, but Maryland answered back with back-to-back goals of its own.

The first came with Haus finding senior Drew Snider in the left slot and Snider's step-down rip beat Raider goalie Jared Madison top side.

Haus set up the next score too, dodging down the left side and rolling back to find redshirt sophomore Mike Chanenchuk wide open 13 yards out straight away from the front of the goal. Chanenchuk took two steps in and laced a shot into the top left corner, making it 4-3 at the 5:49 mark.

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