Colgate vs. Fairfield
March 20, 2010
The Game Story:
HAMILTON, N.Y. (3/20/10) – The Colgate men’s lacrosse team got a five-point outing from junior Ben McCabe (Brunswick, Maine), but fell to Fairfield 10-8 Saturday afternoon at Andy Kerr Stadium.

McCabe scored a career-high four goals and added an assist to lead the Raiders while freshman Peter Baum (Portland, Ore.) scored twice.

After trailing by as many as four in the second half the Raiders scored three straight goals in the final period to trim Fairfield’s lead to 9-8 with 4:32 remaining. Colgate won the ensuing face-off and had a chance to tie the game, but an uncaused turnover gave the ball back to the Stags allowing them to burn some time off the clock before scoring with 1:57 remaining.

McCabe opened the scoring, just 36 seconds into the game off an assist from junior Rob Bosco (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.). Fairfield would respond with four goals before McCabe scored unassisted with 2:31 remaining in the second quarter to go into halftime down 4-2.

McCabe scored Colgate’s third goal 40 seconds into the second half to make it a one goal game 4-3, but Fairfield responded with two goals in 13 seconds to build a 6-3 lead. McCabe would answer back 17 seconds later off an assist from junior Jim Carroll (Nesconset, N.Y.) to bring the Raiders to within two, 6-4, with 13:09 remaining in the third quarter.

The Stags would score again six minutes later, but Carroll would win the ensuing face-off clean and find classmate David Tucciarone (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) alone for his second goal of the season to make it a 7-5 game.

Fairfield would score two more goals to build its largest lead of the game 9-5, before Colgate rallied back with three straight goals in the fourth quarter.

Senior Tim Harrington (Lutherville, Md.) tallied a season-high 11 stops in the loss for Colgate, while Joseph Marra saved 16 for Fairfield.

Colgate out-shot the Stags 33-28 and won the groundball battle 29-27. Senior Michael Crown (Winnetka, Ill.) led the Raiders defense with five groundballs and caused three turnovers.

Colgate returns to action Saturday (March 27) against Navy. The game is set to begin at 3 p.m., and can be seen live on Colgate All-Access.