No. 16 Lehigh Uses 8-0 Run to Down Colgate in PL Semifinals

Colgate finished with a 40-35 advantage in shots, while Lehigh won the groundball battle 35-32. The Raiders finished with a 14-12 edge in faceoff wins and were 2 for 5 on the man up.

Buttenbaum led Lehigh with seven ground balls, while seniors Baxter Lanius and Mike Noone combined for nine ground balls and five caused turnovers.

Sophomore Matt Poillon allowed five goals and made eight saves in 49:25 of action before giving way to senior Griffin Farha, who allowed two goals and stopped five shots.

Conor Murphy took the loss for Colgate allowing 10 goals and making seven saves in 36:18.

Lehigh and Bucknell will meet for the Patriot League title Sunday at 3:00 p.m. from the Ulrich Sports Complex. The Mountain Hawks will be looking to win their second straight tournament title, while Bucknell will be looking to win its second title in three years. The winner earns the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

"We know what we're going to get on Sunday and we're going to need a full team effort," said Cassese. "We need our defense to play well, our offense to play well and we need to play well between the lines. We'll have to do that for a full 60 minutes and maybe some extra."

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