May 20, 2012
From Colgate Athletic Communications
CHESTER, Pa. - Freshman Ryan Walsh scored three goals, but it wasn't enough as the Colgate men's lacrosse team fell to No. 3 Duke 17-6 in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Saturday at PPL Park.
Walsh's first goal gave Colgate (14-4) a 4-2 lead with 3:58 remaining in the first quarter, before Duke used a 13-0 run over the next 25 minutes to advance to the final four for the sixth-straight season.
Walsh finished the game three points, while Matt Baker had two points on a goal and a assist. Peter Baum extended his scoring streak to 45-straight games with one goal, while Brendon McCann added a goal and Jeff Ledwick dished out an assist. Baum finished his excellent season with school and Patriot League record 97 points (67 goals, 30 assists) to lead the nation.
Duke (15-4) opened the game with a goal from David Lawson with 11:16 remaining in the first quarter, before Baum tied the game 1-1 at the 9:42 mark. Duke would answer back with its second goal a minute later to take a 2-1 lead, before the Raiders responded with three-straight goals to build a 4-2 lead. McCann tied the game 2-2 with 6:04 left in the first quarter and was followed by goals from Baker and Walsh to build the two-goal lead. After a Duke timeout the Blue Devils ended the first quarter with two goals to tie the game 4-4.
Duke then carried its momentum into the second quarter outscoring the Raiders 7-0 to take an 11-4 lead into the locker room. The Blue Devils opened the second half with the first four goals to build a 15-4 lead, before Walsh scored his second of the game to end the 13-0 run with 7:44 left in the third quarter. Duke would score the last two goals of the third quarter to build a 17-5 lead, before Walsh scored with 14:04 left in the fourth quarter to make the final 17-6.
GAME NOTES: Colgate finished the season with a school record for wins in a season with 14 ... head coach Mike Murphy won 14 games which is a record for a first year coach at Colgate ... Peter Baum became the Raiders first Tewaaraton Award Finalist and set single-season school and League records in points (97) and goals (67) ... Ryan Walsh finished his rookie season with 60 points on 38 goals and 22 assists, both his points and goals are Colgate rookie records.