FLUSHING, N.Y. – Peter Baum and Ryan Walsh scored hat tricks, and Colgate held its fourth consecutive opponent to single-digit goals in a 10-7 victory against Michigan on Sunday in the Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at Citi Field. Despite chilly conditions, Sunday’s crowd of 15,656 was the 26th-largest to watch an NCAA lacrosse game.
The Raiders won their third consecutive game and improved to 6-2 overall. Walsh scored all three of his goals in the first half to increase his season total to 20, while Baum scored two of his three after the break and now has 23 goals for the year. Baum added two assists and has 34 points for the season.
Brendon McCann, Baum and Walsh scored consecutive Colgate goals during a three-minute stretch late in the first half to break a 3-3 tie and provide the eventual winning margin. Jimmy Ryan scored the first of his two goals in the opening minute after halftime, and the Raiders never led by fewer than three the rest of the way. Colgate defensively was led by Bobby Lawrence, who caused two turnovers and scooped up a team-high five ground balls. Fellow defender Kevin Boyle added four ground balls and opened the Colgate scoring with a fast-break goal that was his second of the season.
Michigan, a second-year varsity lacrosse program, dropped to 0-8.