HAMILTON, N.Y. - Colgate University seniors Brandon Corp (Chittenango, N.Y.) and Kevin Colleluori (Bethpage, N.Y.) combined for 10 points during their final home game, but it wasn't enough as the No. 13-ranked Raiders fell to No. 18 Bucknell 19-11 Saturday afternoon.
The win gives Bucknell the No.1 seed and home field advantage in the four-team Patriot League Tournament, while Colgate will be the No. 2 seed and face No. 3 Navy in the semifinals.
Corp extended his scoring streak to 46-games with three goals and two assists, while Colleluori added four goals and an assist for a five-point outing.
Colgate (9-4, 5-1) had a 6-5 lead after Colleluori recorded his third goal of the game with 10:09 remaining in the second quarter, but the Bison responded with a 12-2 run over the next two periods to give the Raiders their first home loss of the season and snap an eight-game winning streak.
The Raiders scored first in a very active first quarter as Corp registered his 31st of the season at the 12:35 mark, and extended it a minute later when junior Zach Craumer (Greenwich, Conn.) recorded his 14th of the season. Bucknell answered back with a pair of goals from Charlie Streep to tie the game 2-2 at 8:50. Freshman Chris Zielinski (Lancaster, Pa.) gave the Raiders a 3-2 lead off his eighth goal of the season with 6:05 remaining. The Bison answered right back to tie the game 3-3 seven seconds later as Tim Brandau scored after Jake Clarke won a clean face-off. Streep and Colleluori then exchanged goals to close the first quarter in a 4-4 tie.
After falling behind 5-4 early in the second period Colleluori recorded back-to-back goals, both assisted by senior Nick Monastero (Bohemia, N.Y.) to give Colgate a 6-5 lead with 10:09 remaining. The Bison answered with three straight goals to take their first two-goal lead of the day 8-6 with 3:05 remaining. Monastero again connected with Colleluori for the third time in the quarter to trim the Bucknell lead to 8-7, but the Bison would score with one tick remaining on the clock to take a 9-7 lead into halftime.
Junior Tim Harrington (Lutherville, Md.) tallied five stops in goal for Colgate, while Nick Sciubba posted 13 saves for the Bison.