Colgate Stuns Navy 6-3 In Patriot Opener

Colgate Stuns Navy 6-3 In Patriot Opener

Colgate Stuns Navy 6-3 In Patriot Opener

Colgate Stuns Navy 6-3 In Patriot Opener

HAMILTON, N.Y. (03/18/2006)—The Colgate University men’s lacrosse team scored three goals in a span of 1:59 in the fourth quarter to upset fourth-ranked Navy, 6-3, in the Raiders’ Patriot League opener on March 18 at Tyler’s Field. The victory today over the No. 4 Midshipmen is the highest ranked team the Colgate lacrosse program has ever beaten and also marks the Raiders’ first victory over Navy in five meetings.

Colgate improves to 5-1 overall and 1-0 in Patriot League play, while the Mids drop to 5-1 and 2-1 in conference action. The Raiders are now 4-0 at Tyler’s Field this season and 8-2 in the past 10 games.

Senior Robert Trasolini (New Hyde Park, N.Y.) led all Raiders with two tallies, while freshman Brandon Corp (Chittenango, N.Y.) and sophomore Matt Lalli (Princeton Junction, N.J.) both had a goal and an assist for Colgate.

Junior defenseman Colin Hulme (Framingham, Mass.) was outstanding for the Raiders, frustrating Navy leading scorer Ian Dingman throughout the game as he got off just eight shots but none on frame. The Mids’ last goal in the game came with 2:03 left in the third quarter.

The two teams battled hard throughout the first three quarters, with Navy taking a 3-2 lead into the fourth quarter. Just 1:10 into the final frame, Lalli one-timed a Brendan Hurley (West Islip, N.Y.) pass to tie the score at three, setting up the exciting finish.

The Raider defense and senior goaltender Andrew Jarolimek (Silverthorne, Colo.) continued to stifle the Navy offense, allowing just five shots throughout the stanza. Junior faceoff specialist Chris Eck (Fairfield, Conn.) also was outstanding at the “X”, winning 4-of-5 restarts in the final frame.

Jarolimek finished the contest with nine saves, while Eck won 9-of-13 faceoffs for the Raiders.

Senior Brian Robinson (Denver, Colo.) put the Raiders ahead for the first time since the 8:08 mark in the first quarter with 4:49 left, beating Navy goalie Matt Russell for his team-high 12th goal of the year. Corp provided the assist on what proved to be the game-winner. Trasolini struck again 40 seconds later to give Colgate a two-goal cushion and junior Jeff Hiller (Wantagh, N.Y.) fed freshman Nick Monastero (Bohemia, N.Y.) with 2:50 remaining to clinch the upset victory.

Russell finished with five saves and three groundballs for the game for Navy.

The two teams spent the early minutes of the first quarter feeling each other out. Neither team could get a good look at goal until Navy was whistled for an unnecessary roughness penalty at the 8:28 mark. The Raiders capitalized on that man-advantage as senior Robert Trasolini (New Hyde, Park, N.Y.) fired home a Rob Ryan (Manhasset, N.Y.) pass for a 1-0 lead after the first session.

Navy came out and evened the score just 38 seconds into the second quarter off a rifle from junior midfielder Bill Looney. Looney struck again just over four minutes later with another tally to put the Mids up 2-1 with 10:13 on the clock.

Colgate freshman Brandon Corp (Chittenango, N.Y.) tied the game on a delayed penalty call with just 1:25 left in the half. Sophomore Matt Lalli (Princeton Junction, N.J.) provided the assist on the score.

The Midshipmen dominated play in the third quarter, outshooting Colgate 15-3 in the frame. It was until 2:03 left that Navy broke through to take the lead 3-2 as Looney added his third goal of the game and what proved to be Navy’s last.

Navy held a 33-24 advantage on shots and a 30-28 edge in groundballs over the Raiders. The Colgate defense was outstanding, allowing the Mids to clear just 16-of-22 times. Colgate was successful on 17-of-19 clears.

The Raiders were 2-of-4 on man-up opportunities, while Navy was 0-for-1.

Colgate returns to action on March 25, traveling to play Army. Faceoff is set for 1 p.m. at Michie Stadium.

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    by (#72115) on 3/18/06 @8:26PM
my brothers going there next year and that made him that much more excited... go raiders!
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oh yea
    by (#100932) on 3/18/06 @8:50PM
i play lacrosse in hamilton and went to see this game. it was an amazing game. the first goal by colgate was a hidden ball trick back cage. and they both came up on either side of the crease, and the golie had no idea who had the ball. it was crazy. i was impressed. it was the best game ive ever seengate play
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    by (#72115) on 3/18/06 @10:10PM
colgate breaking top 20, maybe NCAA Tourny? anyone who knows about colgate have anything to say?
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    by (#127326) on 3/18/06 @10:36PM
please use a dictionary. I assume most of you are in college.
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    by (#3572) on 3/19/06 @7:25PM
its weird u care so much about grammer
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im not sure
    by (#100932) on 3/18/06 @11:54PM
ive watched them over the last few years. this is the best ive seen them, expecially their defense 'gates goalie is amazing.
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Matt Lalli graduated from my high school
    by (#16732) on 3/19/06 @12:39PM
He's absolutely sick.
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    by (#105934) on 3/21/06 @7:01PM
too bad after he left your guys program went down the sh1tter, North sucks
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Just Wait and See...
    by (#16732) on 3/21/06 @7:09PM
We lost the championship game by a hair during the indoor season and the same guys are playing for outdoor.
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    by (#105934) on 3/26/06 @5:47PM
2005 season you guys were horrible, you had little aisan kid who had a nice rip but everyone else was horrible... i forgot the score, but I know we demolished you.
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it's one game
    by (#103345) on 3/20/06 @10:15PM
don't get me wrong, i don't want to take anything away from colgate, you have to play great to beat a team like navy, but it was one game. You have to play consistently well to get into the tourney, not just beat one good team. More quality wins could get them a berth though, or maybe the patriot title.
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    by (#100932) on 3/21/06 @9:26PM
yea i know but plaing like they did against navy, colgates got a good chance at army and syracuse coming up.
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    by (#103345) on 3/21/06 @10:11PM
winning those two could get them a decent chance for a berth. they'd probably still be better off beating navy again and winning the patriot title.
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Yeah, Umm, they were hung over
    by (#126900) on 3/27/06 @11:31AM
I looked at the tape the other day, and then at the calendar. It all made sense. Navy was on spring break, and the boys played like it. That's not what you expect from a top tier program, but college kids are college kids. One thing's for sure:

Colgate- don't get your hopes up for a George Mason-like NCAA final four appearance....
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    by (#72115) on 4/06/06 @6:46PM
there hung over but there attending navy...
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