No. 20 Mountain Hawks Drop Patriot League Contest at Colgate, 9-8 in overtime


HAMILTON, NY—Second year Quinn Armstrong leveled the score with 19 seconds left to force overtime, but Colgate responded with 1:31 of overtime to hand the No. 20 Lehigh men’s lacrosse team a tough 9-8 loss on Saturday. The loss ended the Mountain Hawks’ 16-game winning streak against Patriot League opponents and gave Lehigh his first league loss since 2019.

Senior Thomas Schelling led offense with three goals and two assists, good for his fourth straight game with five points. Armstrong added two goals in the fourth quarter as the only other multiple goalscorer. Senior Cabbage Kirst also scored his 50th career goal.

Reigning Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week Teddy Leggett had two groundballs and a turnover caused as the Mountain Hawks’ D kept Colgate scoreless for a stretch of 31:14, including the entire second and third quarters.

After Schelling opened the scoring at 11:45 of the first quarter, Colgate responded with the next two and five of the next seven. In between there were two goals from Lehigh – Schelling’s second and Kirst on a feed from Schelling. The Raiders scored three goals in the final 2:58 of the quarter to go into the second quarter 5-3.

Both defenses crowded over the middle two quarters. The only goal of the second quarter was Junior’s first Ben Weinbergs Career, scored at the 5:36 mark to draw Lehigh within 5-4 at halftime.

The only goal in the third quarter came in the sophomore Scott Cole just over a minute into the second half.

Brian Minicus scored consecutive goals in the fourth to give Colgate a 7-5 lead, but goals from Schelling and Armstrong (at 5:42 and 3:21) drew the Mountain Hawks even.

The Raiders scored a go-ahead goal with 39 seconds left, but after one Mike Sisselberger Faceoff win and Lehigh timeout, Armstrong converted a nice shot with 19 seconds left on the clock to force overtime.

By this point, however, Colgate’s Marshall Terres sent the Raiders home with the win, with a bouncer going past the senior goalkeeper James Spence.

The final shots were 42-38 in favor of Lehigh while the Mountain Hawks held a 29-18 lead on groundballs. Sisselberger won 13 of 19 faceoffs with 10 groundballs against Colgate’s Thomas Colucci, who had won 57.4 percent the coming season. Spence finished with 12 saves against the Raiders’ Matt Lacombe, who made 15 stops. Spence stopped all six shots he sent through the second and third quarters.

The Mountain Hawks return home on Saturday, April 23 to host Boston University on Senior Day at 3:00 p.m.

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