Colgate vs. Syracuse
May 6, 2006
The Game Story:
HAMILTON, N.Y. (5/6/2006)—The eighth-ranked Syracuse men’s lacrosse team held 20th-ranked Colgate University scoreless for 22:20 to earn a 17-8 victory in the regular season finale at Andy Kerry Stadium on May 6. The Orange scored seven unanswered goals in that stretch to push its win streak to seven games.

Colgate closes out the 2006 season with an 11-4 record, tying the program record for wins in a season. Syracuse improves to 8-4 overall.

Syracuse senior Brett Bucktooth led all scorers with three goals and three assists, his sixth consecutive game with a hat trick. Mike Leveille and Brian Crockett added five (3-2) and four (3-1) points, respectively.

Raider sophomore Matt Lalli (Princeton Junction, N.J.) led all Colgate scorers with three goals and an assist. Senior Brian Robinson (Denver, Colo.) had two goals and classmate Robert Trasolini (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) had one tally in his final career game.

Colgate got on the board first at the 11:48 mark of the opening quarter when Rob Ryan (Manhasset, N.Y.) fired a shot into the lower right corner of the net. Lalli provided the assist.

Syracuse responded just less than four minutes later with an unassisted tally from Brett Bucktooth. The Orange took their first lead of the game four minutes later with a textbook fast break goal from Mike Leveille. Bucktooth handed out the assist on the play.

Trasolini registered his ninth man-up goal of the season with 22 ticks left on the clock to tie the game at two. Just 13 seconds later, Ryan had a pass deflected by a Syracuse defender into the goal to make it 3-2 at the end of the first frame.

The Orange took control of the game in the second session, holding the Raiders off the board for the first 12 minutes. Bucktooth tied the game just 35 seconds into the quarter and Crockett put the Orange up for good 55 seconds later with an unassisted score. Syracuse added three more scores before Robinson fired home his 23rd goal of the year to stop the run.

It was all Syracuse after that as it broke open the game in the third quarter with seven unanswered goals to go up 13-4 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Raiders tied the Orange in the final session 4-4, but Colgate could not overcome the nine-goal deficit.

Junior Chris Eck (Fairfield, Conn.) was 12-of-29 at the faceoff circle, picking up a team-best five groundballs.

Senior goaltender Andrew Jarolimek (Silverthorne, Colo.) made a season-high 14 saves, including six in the third quarter. Peter Coluccini made seven stops for Syracuse in 49 minutes of action, while Jake Myers registered three saves in relief.