POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist women's lacrosse team will begin the 2013 home portion of its schedule with a non-conference meeting with Colgate on Tuesday afternoon. The opening draw between the two teams is set for 3 p.m. at Tenney Stadium.
Red Foxes & Raiders - Marist and Colgate have met five times prior to Tuesday with games in consecutive years between 2007 and 2010, including twice in 2008. The teams' most memorable match-up was that second game of 2008, when it was a Play-In Game for a bid into the NCAA Tournament. Hosted at Colgate, the Raiders held on in a wild affair, 19-18. Current head coach Jessica O'Brien led Marist that day with four goals and an assist.
Overall, Colgate is 5-0 all-time versus Marist with four of the contests decided by three or less goals. In their last meeting on March 27, 2010 , the Raiders won at home 14-11. Only seniors Amanda Tuck and Ashley Miller saw time in the game for the Red Foxes; Tuck led Marist with four ground balls
This is only the second game played in Poughkeepsie in the all-time series.
Scouting Colgate - The Raiders come into Tuesday's matchup with a 1-0 record courtesy of a 13-9 victory over Vermont in Hamilton on Saturday. In the game, Colgate jumped out to an initial 8-1 lead before the Catamounts tightened it up with a mid-game 6-1 run. A string of four unanswered goals between 20:20 and 7:10 clinched the Raiders victory.
Picked third in the Patriot League Preseason Poll, Colgate is led by Preseason Defender of the Year Jennie Berglin in goal.
On offense, Amanda O'Sullivan (31 goals, five assists) and Alison Flood (24 goals, three assists) are the team's leading returning goal-scorers.
Last Time Out - Marist suffered a 12-8 loss at Lafayette of the Patriot League in its season opener on Saturday.
Seniors Ashley Miller (Montville, N.J.) and Amanda Tuck (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) each scored two goals. Junior Jamie Romano (Kings Park, N.Y.) had one goal and three assists, while junior Tierney Larson (Fairfield, Conn.) contributed a goal and two assists.
After Tuck's first goal at the 20:26 mark gave Marist a 2-1 lead, Lafayette took the lead for good on the strength of five straight goals.
The Leopards took a 7-3 halftime lead, and led 12-5 before the Red Foxes closed the gap with three straight goals in a span of 2:17. However, neither team scored in the final four minutes.