Colgate vs. Army
March 26, 2005
The Game Story:
HAMILTON, N.Y. - The No. 6/9 Army men’s lacrosse team outscored Colgate 8-2 in the second half to earn a decisive 11-4 victory on Saturday, Mar. 26, at Tyler’s Field. The Black Knights improve to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Patriot League this season, while the Raiders now stand at 3-3 overall and 0-2 in conference play.

Jim Wagner led Army with four goals, including two of the Black Knights’ three first-half tallies. John Walker contributed one goal and a game-high three assists, Matt Scheel added three goals and one helper, and Mike Obringer posted two goals and one assist. Four different players scored for the Raiders, including sophomore defenseman Colin Hulme (Framingham, Mass.), who registered his first career goal with 32 seconds left in the game.

Scheel and Wagner each scored in the first half, and a man-up goal by Wagner 1:15 into the second quarter gave Army a 3-0 lead. Junior Reid Diamond (Boston, Mass.) got Colgate on the board with just under 12 minutes to play in the opening half, and sophomore Rob Ryan (Manhasset, N.Y.) netted his eighth goal of the season with 1:14 on the clock to cut Army’s lead to one, 3-2.

The Raiders could not find an answer to the Black Knights for most of the second half. Army scored seven straight goals, including two each by Scheel and Wagner, and including two man-up tallies. Junior Robert Trasolini (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) broke Colgate’s scoreless streak with 7:49 to play in the fourth quarter to make the score 10-3 in favor of the Black Knights. Walker connected with Obringer for a second-straight man-up goal at the 4:13 mark to make it 11-3, before Hulme scored in the final minute.

Army finished 4-for-5 with an extra man, while Colgate failed to capitalize on four opportunities. The Black Knights held an 11-8 edge at the face-off X, and outshot Colgate 32-24. Army dominated the Raiders 35-19 in groundballs, and both teams had 14 successful clears.

Colgate junior goalkeeper Andrew Jarolimek (Silverthorne, Colo.) registered eight saves in 58:43 before being relieved by freshman Andrew Bevan (Bridgewater, N.J.), who did not face a shot. Black Knight keeper Adam Fullerton made seven saves and allowed three goals, while Eddie Clark had two saves on three shots in 2:38.

The Raiders take on non-conference foe Marist on Tuesday, Mar. 29, in Poughkeepsie at 7:00 p.m.