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Colgate falls to SUNY Albany on the road

After a strong match against nationally ranked SUNY Cortland, we took to the road to take on divisional foe University of Albany.  Feeling momentum shift in our direction, we were looking forward to another opportunity to take the pitch. Colgate received the kick-off and began attacking.  For the first 10 minutes, we would dictate the terms of the match by putting several phases together.  Eventually, Mike Rasmussen ’19 would drive over the line for the first try of the match (conversion was no good).  On the ensuing kick-off, we struggled to gain possession and clear our lines and Albany would began to attack.  In the 15th minute, Albany was able to slip around the outside and dot down a try in the corner (unconverted).  The next 20 minutes, both teams would swap attacks, but it would be Albany that would be able to take advantage of their possession and dot down two tries before the half ended (32nd minute/converted and 38th minute/unconverted).  FIRST HALF SCORE:  Albany 17  Colgate 5 The second half started like the beginning of the game with Colgate taking possession of the ball and moving it down the field.  This pressure would pay off with Ben Moore ’19 […]

Colgate Falls to #45 SUNY Cortland on Colgate Day

On a beautiful fall night in Hamilton, NY (not to mention Colgate Day), Colgate welcomed nationally ranked SUNY Cortland to Andy Kerr Stadium for a rare Friday night conference match under the lights. Following a much needed Fall break, our student-athletes were feeling rejuvenated and ready to go. We still had the lessons learned from our previous match against Syracuse University fresh on our mind and were confident coming into the match. The first half kicked off with Colgate receiving the ball. It didn’t take long for our men to implement our attacking strategy and begin knocking on the door in the green zone (opposition’s 22 meter). With a narrow field to play on (as nice as Andy Kerr’s field is it is a narrower field than what we have become accustomed) and facing a fast and strong defensive line, chip kicks and territorial kicks would have to be utilized a lot throughout the match. During the first 35 minutes of the game, both teams would put several phases together but would eventually be shut down by the oppositon’s defense. However, it would be at 39th minute that SUNY Cortland would slip through a small crack in Colgate’s defense to […]

Colgate Falls to A Strong Syracuse University Squad

​Coming off a strong performance the previous week against SUNY Brockport, we were back to work to clean-up a few areas from that match. Our areas of focus were: connecting more in the defensive line, clean-up our attacking lines in the forwards, and increase our options with ball in hand. Feeling positive about our week of training, we welcomed Syracuse University to Academy Field. After receiving the kick-off, Colgate began to work the ball down the field. A few Syracuse penalties along the way helped us along the way as we eventually would end up attacking inside the green zone (Syracuse’s 22m). Unfortunately our attack would be stalled by a penalty which would prevent us from scoring. Syracuse would then work the ball down to our end of the field through well placed kicks and good ball handling. Colgate would hold strong for the first few surges, but eventually Syracuse would win their scrum and drive over for a try (unconverted) in the 8th minute. Over the next 20 minutes, a series of Colgate handling errors and immense pressure would be see 3 more tries being scored by Syracuse (12th minute, 17th minute, and 25th minute, only one converted). After […]

Colgate’s Back In The Win Column After A Tough Match v SUNY Brockport

Hey All, After a tough showing the previous week against the University of Binghamton, the men were ready to get back to work over the week to take on what we knew was going to be a physical SUNY Brockport squad. Cutting down on penalties and ball handing errors were the focus this week as well as how we were attacking. Our attacking pattern was becoming too simple and did not allow for us to utilize both sidelines. Over the week we were able to add width to our attack as well as provide a more dynamic open play attack. When Saturday arrived, the men were prepared and looking forward to taking on the physical challenge that SUNY Brockport would provide. On an abnormally warm day in September (reaching 90 degrees…), Brockport kicked off and our attack began. Unfortunately, we were unable to get out of our red zone (our 22m zone) and the in the 3rd minute, Brockport was able to quick tap from a free kick in the scrum and drive over for the first try of the game (converted). On the ensuing kick-off, Brockport was able to retain possession and began moving the ball pretty well. Lucky […]