Inside Lacrosse Preview: No. 11 Colgate

Colgate's James Queeney

Feb. 8, 2013

By Terry Foy

Colgate has two scrimmages in the books, heading to Delaware and playing the Blue Hens even two Saturdays ago before edging Albany by one in a five-quarter outing vs. Albany last weekend. It's now game week for coach Mike Murphy's squad as they prepare for Bryant on Saturday.

In his second season, Murphy is entering this preseason with more familiarity than last year, but the surroundings are still unique in Hamilton as the Raiders are coming off the best season in program history, finishing 14-4 and advancing to the NCAA Quarterfinals via a first-round upset over UMass before falling to Duke.

As they lead up to this spring’s campaign with hopes of building on 2012, Colgate prepares for an oddity in their schedule — their first five games are on the road, including an enticing March 9 showdown with Cornell. After a pair of home games, Murphy takes his squad to a pair of big stadium events, first against Michigan at Citi Field on March 17, then onto M&T Bank Stadium on March 23 to play Navy as part of the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic.

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