Colgate’s top ranked offense proved to be too much to handle for Boston University as the Terriers lost 16 to 9 on Saturday.
The loss snapped a two game winning streak and the Terriers fell to four and three on the season. One of the concerns following the game however was the status of sophomore goalie Joe McSorely.
Following a goal from Colgate at the two minute mark in the third quarter he appeared to suffer an injury to his left leg and was tended to by the trainers for several minutes before limping off of the field with the help of one of the trainers. Freshman goalie Kevin O’Hara entered the game and played for the rest of the quarter. At the start of the fourth, McSorely was able to reenter the game and played until Colgate scored another goal to put them ahead 15 to 9 with two minutes to go in the game. O’Hara once again took his place for the remainder of the game.
The Terriers started strong after a counter attack that led to a goal from freshman forward Chris Gray. At the end of the first, BU was able to maintain a three to nothing lead but things quickly fell apart in the second as the Raiders were able to open the scoring with two quick goals.
The Terriers responded with a goal to stop the bleeding but it was not enough as Colgate was able to score four unanswered goals in the quarter to take a 6-4 lead heading into halftime. The downward spiral continued after the break as the Terriers fell behind 10 to 6 by the end of the third before allowing another six goals in the final frame.
In the loss, Chris Gray was able to match his career high in points with five between three goals and two assists. His performance was outshined however by Sam Cleveland’s six goals and Griffin Brown’s five goals for Colgate.
The Terriers have just under a week to recover from the loss and prepare to head on the road to take on Bucknell on Saturday.