February 26, 2011

Baum's Six-Pack Leads Colgate Over Dartmouth

from press release

HANOVER, N.H. – Sophomore Peter Baum scored six goals in the Colgate men's lacrosse team 13-8 win over Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon. This was the team's first win of the season.

Senior co-captain Andrew Mould and classmate Ben McCabe scored twice each while freshman Jimmy Ryan, junior John Donnally and senior co-captain Rob Bosco recorded one goal each for the Raiders.

Dartmouth got on the scoreboard first at the 7:42 mark to take the 1-0 lead. Colgate (1-2) then answered back with two goals first at the 5:53 mark and then again just six seconds later at the 5:47 mark, both from Baum, to take the 2-1 lead. Senior Jim Carroll had an assist in the second goal. Still carrying their scoring momentum, the Raiders struck again at the 4:31 mark, this time from Mould, to extend their lead to two goals. Determined to reclaim its early lead, the Big Green answered back with a goal in the last two minutes of the period, to end the first 15 minutes of play trailing Colgate 3-2.

After a productive first quarter, both teams came out determined to get on the scoreboard first. Colgate found the net first in the opening minute of play, this time with a shot from Ryan, to put the score at 4-2. Not discouraged, the Big Green continued to search for a goal, finding one three minutes later at the 11:07 mark to reduce the scoring margin to one goal. The Raiders then picked up their pace and were eventually rewarded with two more goals from Baum  in the closing minutes of the quarter to take a 6-3 lead at half time. Bosco was credited with an assist in the second goal.

The third period was similar to the second with Colgate jumping out to an explosive start with a goal from Donnally at the 11:56 mark to improve the Raiders' lead to 7-3. Two minutes later, Baum found the net for the fifth time to put the score at 8-3 with help from junior Patrick Campbell. Desperate to stay in the game, the Big Green continued to play hard and soon found a fourth goal at the 4:14 mark to put the score at 7-4. Colgate then answered back with a pair of goals from McCabe, both assisted by senior Dave Tucciarone at the 4:01 and 2:26 marks, to give the Raiders a 10-4 advantage going into the final quarter.

Still hopeful, Dartmouth came out to an explosive start, scoring three goals in a row in the first 3:48 of play to reduce the scoring margin to three with a 10-7 score. Determined to keep their comfortable lead, Colgate found the net at 9:19 mark from Bosco to improve its lead to 11-7. The Big Green continued to play aggressively in hopes of repeating its start to the period, but despite finding a goal at the 5:40 mark, Dartmouth could not push past the Raiders, who went on to score twice more courtesy of Baum and Mould, who also had an assist in Baum's sixth goal, to win the game 13-8.

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