March 17, 2013

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Colgate Keeps Michigan Winless at Citi Field

by Chris R. Vaccaro | LaxMagazine.com | Live Blog Replay

Peter Baum led Colgate with three goals and two assists Sunday against Michigan.
© Lee Weissman

FLUSHING, N.Y. — Two things were evident after Sunday's matchup between Colgate and Michigan in the second game of the Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at Citi Field: Michigan is still a work in progress and Colgate, at 6-2, is strong, but not as good as they will be by season's end.

The end result was a 10-7 victory for Colgate. Peter Baum led the Raiders with three goals and two assists, while Ryan Walsh had three goals and one assist.

Michigan remains winless in its second season of Division I men's lacrosse and is 1-21 to start its tenure.

The Wolverines (0-8) held tough in the first quarter trailing 2-2, but Colgate eventually opened a moderate scoring deficit in the second. Baum scored his first goal of the game with 6:43 left in the first half as he ran from behind the net about 10 yards in front of Michigan goalie Gerald Logan, who was beat with a point blank turnaround shot. Colgate led, 5-3.

Baum later scored his second and third goals of the game in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, and now has a team-high 23 goals.

Walsh had a hat trick in the first half.

"I liked it because we won," Colgate coach Mike Murphy said. "I'm glad there are no pictures of the scorecard as they say in golf. I don't know if we played with a lot of poise."

Murphy specifically was displeased with the Raiders going 18-for-23 on clear attempts, while Michigan was a perfect 17-for-17.

Will Meter scored two goals and recorded two assists to lead Michigan.

"We're a work in progress," said Michigan coach John Paul. "That's where we are as a program right now. We're getting better in a lot of areas we're focused on getting better in. A lot of it is going to be us maturing."

Holy Cross beat Navy, 7-5, in the earlier game played at the Met Lax Classic.


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