Men's soccer eliminated from playoff contention with loss to Colgate

By Eric Brod

Senior Writer

In a road game with serious postseason implications, the men’s soccer team fell to Colgate 2-1 in its fourth single-goal loss of the season on Saturday.

With the loss, the team fell to 7-8-2 on the season and 2-4 in league play. With the win, Colgate improved to 10-4-3 overall and took second place in the Patriot League.

The Raiders jumped quickly to a 2-0 lead, with the first goal coming with just 3:44 remaining in the first half and the second in the 63rd minute.

The Orange and Blue got on the board in the 77th minute when Andrew Powell ’12 scored his first goal of the season off a team leading sixth assist from Brendan Burgdorf ’13. CK Kumah ’13 led the team with four shot attempts.

Marc Hartmann ’12, making his second straight start in goal off a 110-minute shutout of Penn State, made three saves in the game.

“One forward in particular, Steven Miller, is the league leader in goals this year,” Hartmann said. “Our defenders did a good job of shutting him down for a majority of the game, but we got stretched out during one of their attacks and he happened to get behind us and made us pay.

“Overall, I think our defense did a good job of keeping him in front of us and making sure he didn’t get good looks at goal, but he’s a talented player that capitalizes well when he gets an opportunity,” he said.

The Bison and Lafayette square off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Emmitt Field. It is also senior appreciation day for the Bison.

“We’re not the type of team that’s going to lay down against any team, no matter what the circumstances are, so we’re still going to go out and look to go out of our season with a win,” Hartmann said.

 

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