Colgate vs. Vermont
February 18, 2012
The Game Story:
Men's Lacrosse Drops Season Opener to #19 Colgate
2/18/2012 | Men's Lacrosse
FINAL SCORE: #19 Colgate 10, Vermont 6 | Box Score
HAMILTON, N.Y. – The University of Vermont men's lacrosse team fell on the road to No. 19 Colgate on Saturday afternoon 10-6 in the season opener for the Catamounts. Six different Cats scored, while freshman Dan Gutberlet earned two points in his first career game. The Raiders outscored Vermont 6-3 in the second half to after leading by one at the break to improve to 2-0 on the year.

“Tough game today,” said Vermont head coach Ryan Curtis. “I thought we looked a little wide-eyed out there and struggled to stick to our game plan. Small things hurt us. Lots of young guys got time, which should help down the road.”

Colgate netted the first two goals of the game, scoring a pair in the first 1:29 of action. Vermont would knot the score with the next two. Freshman Andrew Buckanavage scored the Cats' first goal of the season in his first career game with 5:01 remaining in the first quarter off a feed from classmate Gutberlet. Senior Cal Case tied the score 1:43 into the second quarter with an unassisted tally.

The Raiders netted two of the next three tallies, as senior Geoff Worley had a man-up goal sandwiched in between. Colgate took a 4-3 lead into halftime. The home team came out and tallied four of the first five goals of the second half to take an 8-4 advantage with 5:28 left in the third quarter. Junior Thomas Galvin scored UVM's lone goal during the run, with an unassisted tally.

Vermont cut it to 8-6 as Gutberlet earned his first career goal and junior Drew Philie picked up his first with 8:59 to go in the game. Philie's goal would be the Catamounts' final of the day, as the Raiders scored twice in the final 1:47 of play.

Jeff Ledwick, Peter Baum and Colby Wilson paced Colgate with three goals apiece. The Raiders outshot Vermont 47-23 on the day and won 16 of the 20 face offs. Vermont senior David Barton made 13 saves for the Catamounts, while Colgate keeper Jared Madison stopped 10 shots.

Vermont returns to action next Saturday when it travels to face Harvard starting at 12 p.m.