Colgate vs. Sacred Heart
February 24, 2007
The Game Story:
HAMILTON, N.Y. (2/24/2007)óColgate University sophomore Brandon Corp (Chittenango, N.Y.) tallied a game-high three goals and three other players added two scores as the Raiders dropped visiting Sacred Heart, 14-5, in menís lacrosse action this afternoon on Tylerís Field. Colgate held the Pioneers scoreless for the opening 41:03.

The Raiders improve to 2-0 overall, while Sacred Heart drops to 0-1 for the season. Colgate is averaging 16.5 goals per game through its first two contests.

Senior Jeff Hiller (Wantagh, N.Y.) added three points with a two goals and an assist, while junior Matt Lalli (Princeton Junction, N.J.) and sophomore Nick Monastero (Bohemia, N.Y.) both finished the afternoon with three points on a goal and two helpers. Sophomore Kevin Colleluori (Bethpage, N.Y.) and freshman Ian Murphy (Constantia, N.Y.) both had two scores for the Raiders.

The teams set a defensive tone in the first five minutes as Colgate got four shots and Sacred Heart none. That changed quickly as the Raiders tallied three goals in a span of 2:31. Corp got the scoring started with an unassisted goal at the 8:36 mark and Colleluori got on the board 50 seconds later.

Corp made it a 3-0 game with 6:05 remaining in the first quarter with the first of Colgateís three man-up goals. Monastero provided the assist on the goal. The Raider offense continued to flourish as it piled on six unanswered goals for a 9-0 lead at halftime. Colgate got goals from five different players during that stretch.

Coming out of the break, Colgate added four more goals from four different players to stretch its lead to 14-0 with 5:01 remaining in the third quarter.

The Pioneers finally broke through the stalwart Raider defense with 2:57 left in the quarter when Bobby Karl beat the Colgate goalie for an unassisted tally. Corp answered for Colgate 2:19 into the fourth quarter off an assist from Monastero to make it a 15-1 game.

Sacred Heart got a scoring flurry down the stretch, notching four unanswered to close out the contest. Bobby Rushton started the run at the 6:10 mark with an unassisted goal and Sacred Heart added scores from Evan Morgan, Michael Collins, and Joe Cavagnaro in the final three minutes in the 14-5 setback. Seven different Sacred Heart players tallied a point in its season opener.

All four of Colgateís goaltenders saw action in the contest. Freshman Tim Harrington (Lutherville, Md.) made three saves and did not allow a goal to earn the victory. Sacred Heartís Ricardo Vargas had 14 saves in the loss as the Pioneers played all three of their goaltenders.

Colgate outshot the Pioneers 43-24 and won the groundball battle 46-30. The Raiders were 3-of-4 on extra man opportunities, improving their season total to 8-of-9.

The Raiders hit the road for the first time this season on Feb. 27 at seventh-ranked Cornell. That game is set to face off at 4 p.m., at Schoellkopf Field.