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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: April 24, 2009
WATERVILLE, Maine --- The Colby College men’s lacrosse team got the sixth seed in the upcoming New England Small College Athletic Conference playoffs after falling 9-8 at home to Bates College on Friday at Harold Alfond Stadium.
Colby will play at third-seeded Tufts University in a 3 p.m. quarterfinal game Sunday.
Bates scored five goals in the fourth quarter and kept Colby College off the scoreboard for the entire second half in a 9-8 victory Friday.
Bates ends the season at 4-9 overall and 2-7 in the NESCAC, while Colby falls to 8-6 overall and 4-5 in league play. The Mules were 7-0 at home coming into the game and were looking to possibly host a NESCAC quarterfinal game Sunday with a victory.
After falling behind 3-2 after one quarter, Colby scored six goals in the 15 minutes of the second quarter to take an 8-4 lead into halftime. The game then slowed down in the third quarter and neither team could manage a goal.
Bates’ Tyler Moore (North Andover, Mass.) tallied 32 seconds into the fourth quarter to get the Bobcats’ offense going. Les Wade (Randolph, N.J.) scored with 12:36 left to make it an 8-6 Colby lead. Moore scored again with 7:45 to play and then Evan Bagley (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) tied the game at 8-8 with 4:25 to play. Wade had assists on both goals.
David Barrett (Chatham, N.J.) got the game-winning goal with just 57 seconds remaining off a pass from Bagley.
Caddy Brooks (Darien, Conn.), playing his final home game, had two goals and two assists. Patrick Briody (Hopewell, N.J.) also scored twice and Craig Bunker (Topsfield, Mass.) had two assists to go along with seven groundballs.
Bates 9, Colby 8
Goals-Assists: Bates: Tyler Moore 3-0, Evan Bagley 2-1, Les Wade 1-2, Luke Charest 1-1, Jason Hichborn 1-0, David Barrett 1-0, Phil Campanella 0-1, Nathan Kellogg 0-1. Colby: Caddy Brooks 2-2, Patrick Briody 2-0, Craig Bunker 0-2, Whit McCarthy 1-0, Stew Brown 1-0, Mark Squicciarino 1-0, Scott Margolis 1-0, James Brady 0-1.
Goalies: Adam Scharff (Bates, 60:00, 8 GA, 8 saves); Alex Farmer (Colby, 60:00, 9 GA, 9 saves).
2009 NESCAC Men's Lacrosse Championship
Sunday, April 26 at Higher Seeds
No. 8 Amherst at No. 1 Middlebury - 1:00 pm
No. 7 Trinity at No. 2 Bowdoin - 1:00 pm
No. 6 Colby at No. 3 Tufts - 3:00 pm
No. 5 Williams at No. 4 Wesleyan - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 2 at Highest Remaining Seed Semifinals - games at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Highest remaining seed vs. lowest remaining seed Remaining first round winners
Sunday, May 3
Final - 12:00 p.m.