No. 10 Raiders, Baum Continue Fast Start at Dartmouth

HANOVER, N.H. - A fourth quarter rally fell short for Dartmouth, dropping its season opener to No. 10 Colgate, 13-10, on Saturday afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field. The Big Green fall to 0-1 on the young season, while Raiders move to 3-0.

Nikki Dysenchuk scored a trio of goals for head coach Andrew Towers' squad and freshman Cam Lee added a pair in his collegiate debut.

For the fourth straight season Dartmouth opened up against Colgate and for the fourth straight time the road team was victorious. The loss was also the fifth straight for the Green and White against a ranked opponent.

The two teams battled throughout the first half and a late goal gave the Raiders a 5-4 advantage heading into the third quarter.

In the third, Colgate pulled away from Dartmouth netting five goals to take a 10-6 lead heading into the final 15 minutes.

The Big Green outscored the Raiders 4-3 in the fourth, but it wasn't enough as Colgate escaped victorious.

As a group the class of 2016 performed well in their first collegiate contest. Lee scored two goals, while classmates KC Beard and Billy Heidt each added a tally.

Sophomore Jake Weil scored a pair of first half goals for the team from the Upper Valley, while Patrick Resch netted a goal to cap the scoring for Dartmouth.

The Big Green return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 26 as they take on regional rival Vermont. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. at Scully-Fahey Field.

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HANOVER, N.H. Peter Baum became the Patriot League's all-time goal scorer Saturday and No. 10 Colgate sandwiched six consecutive tallies around the halftime intermission to subdue Dartmouth, 13-10.

The win completed a three-game road New England sweep for the Raiders to open the 2013 campaign, and also marked Colgate's first 3-0 start in 20 years. Included were wins the first two weeks at Bryant and Vermont.

Baum and teammate Brendon McCann posted hat tricks for the second straight game, with Baum scoring a pair of goals in both the second and fourth quarters. Saturday's four goals give Baum 139 for his career one more than the previous Patriot League record of 138 set by Bucknell's Justin Zackey from 1991-94.

"I am really honored and humbled to be at the top of a league that has seen some phenomenal players over the years and has such great programs," Baum said. "So much of my success has to do with my teammates and coaches, so I am very proud of Colgate lacrosse as a whole. It's a big achievement."

Baum's hat trick was his 29th career, maintaining his Division I active lead in that category.

"It was a good team win," Raiders head coach Mike Murphy said. "And Peter getting the record that was great. At the end of the game, Coach (Mike) Abbott mentioned it to Peter and I don't think he even knew about it.

McCann Gets Loose Again
For the second week in a row, McCann did his damage after the halftime break. The junior attacker opened the second-half scoring from close range off a nice feed by Matt Clarkson. He then finished Colgate's 6-0 run from the first half by rifling one home from the left angle to make it 8-4 Raiders with 8:40 left in the third.

"Brendon does a good job being the third guy a lot of times," Murphy said. "When teams are sliding to Peter or to our midfield, Brendon's doing a good job of finding the lane and being in the right spot at the right time.

"And Peter did a good job of making plays, whether it was him scoring goals or getting assists and finding other guys open."

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