No. 9 Colgate Hands No. 1 UMass Its First Loss of the Season

The early goal then propelled the Minutemen's offense, which found a ninth goal at the 9:54 mark to increase the scoring margin to four goals. It was not until the final five minutes that the Raiders were able to come alive once again, similar to the second quarter, with four back-to-back goals from Braddish, McCann, Baum and then Baker to tie the game at 9-9 with just 37 seconds left in the quarter. Walsh had an assist in McCann's goal.

Six seconds after Baker scored, UMass responded with a tally after winning the faceoff to reclaim a 10-9 lead going into the final 15 minutes of play.

The final quarter was all about Colgate this time around. After an aggressive start to the period, with both teams battling it out on the field, the Raiders got on the scoreboard first with a goal from Campbell to balance the score at 10-10 at the 10:25 mark. This was his first goal of the season.

Feeling the pressure, the Minutemen responded with a tally of their own two minutes and 20 seconds later to steal back an 11-10 lead. However, this proved to be their last lead of the game with the Raiders scoring two goals in the seventh minute first from Walsh and then from Zielinski to claim their first lead of the game, 12-11.

Colgate then continued to put pressure on UMass' net and then, after a timeout, found a 13th goal from Baum at the 3:53 mark to eventually secure the 13-11 win.

Sophomore Conor Murphy had a stellar performance in net for the Raiders with 15 saves in the game while Tim McCormack had 13 for UMass. Both teams went 2 for 5 in their extra-an opportunities. The Minutemen held a 29-19 advantage in the groundball battle.

Colgate will travel to Chester, Pa. where it will face No. 3 seed Duke at PPL Park on Sunday, May 20 at a time yet to be determined.

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2012-05-12



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