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The College Report: Colgate's Bobby Lawrence of Summit Named Patriot League Defender of the Week

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Bobby Lawrence Credits: Colgate University
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Bobby Lawrence (Summit, Soph.) of Colgate's men's lacrosse team earned Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week recognition for his play in the Raiders' two wins last week. Tuesday's 17-8 win over Binghamton saw Lawrence hold his man pointless off only two shots on goal. He also lifted two ground balls in this game. Then, on Saturday, in a 12-6 win over Fairfield, he forced three turnovers and got six ground balls, while limiting his man to just two shots with no points. Also in the Fairfield game, Colgate's John Donnally (Madison, Sr.) assisted on a goal and came by three ground balls, with one turnover caused. The Stags got a goal and an assist from Colin McLinden (Madison, Fr.), who also picked up a ground ball. Donnally also worked up five ground balls and caused a turnover in the Binghamton game. Colgate, now ranked 12th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Ass'n. Coaches Poll, is 7-1.

Bucknell's Billy Eisenreich (Chatham, Sr.) had a career night, setting a school scoring record with 11 points in Tuesday's 17-10 Bison victory over Robert Morris in Lewisburg, Pa. Eisenreich netted five goals and assisted on six others as Bucknell improved to 5-3.

Lee Blair (West Orange, Sr.) scored four goals and earned an assist on a fifth as Misericordia downed Mount St. Vincent, 16-1, in Dallas, Pa. on Sunday. The winning Cougars are now 3-1.  

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Evan Bakst (Westfield, Soph.) set up what turned out to be the winning goal in Franklin & Marshall's 8-5 triumph over Muhlenberg in Allentown, Pa. on Saturday. He also retrieved one ground ball as the Diplomats improved to 6-1. The Mules' James Coleman (Madison, Jr.) scored a goal and came by two ground balls with one caused turnover to his credit. Teammate Michael Carpetto (Westfield, Jr.) repatriated two ground balls. Muhlenberg is now 2-5.

Harvard's Terry White (Summit, Sr.) scored a goal in Saturday's 10-9 Crimson win over Brown in Cambridge, Mass. He also recovered one ground ball as the Crimson ran their season mark to 3-3.

Hobart's Matt Campbell (Chatham, Sr.) made a valuable defensive contribution as the Statesmen defeated Canisius, 9-6, in Buffalo on Tuesday. He caused one Canisius turnover and grabbed two ground balls, as Hobart moved to 2-4 on the season.

James Kennedy (Summit, Jr.) and Nick Rabiecki (Maplewood, Sr.) each scored a goal for Holy Cross on Saturday in a 13-7 loss to Navy in Annapolis, Md. Teammate Terry McKenna (Summit, Fr.) got his first collegiate assist in the game, and Ryan Troy (Summit, Soph.) was credited with causing two turnovers. The Cross dropped to 4-4.

Paul Zoidis (Westfield, Soph.) earned an assist on an Amherst goal in the Lord Jeffs' 16-6 victory over Marywood in Uniondale, N.Y. on Monday. Amherst is now 5-0.

Jeff Keating (Chatham, Sr.) assisted on a pair of goals as Roanoke lost, 13-12, to Lynchburg in Salem, Va. on Saturday. Keating also brought up three ground balls as the Maroons slid to 4-3 on the season.

Duke's Tommy Patterson (Chatham, Jr.) got credit for one ground ball and one caused turnover in the Blue Devils' 13-11 victory over North Carolina in Durham, N.C. on Friday. Duke is now 5-3.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE

Megan Leonhard (Summit, Jr.) scored five goals to lead Trinity (Conn.) past Union, 13-7, in Schenectady, N.Y. on Sunday. She tallied on her lone free position shot of the contest and lifted two ground balls. The Bantams are 3-0 after the win.

Michela Galante (Maplewood, Soph.) notched three goals and Shannon Sweeney (Madison, Fr.) made 16 saves in goal to power Wagner past Presbyterian, 17-10, in Newport News, Va. on Sunday. The Seahawks are 5-3. Margaret Richardson (Maplewood, Fr.) grabbed two ground balls for Presbyterian (1-8).

Hannah Clark (Chatham, Sr.) scored two goals in Vanderbilt's 12-11 overtime loss to Penn State in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday. Clark also caused a Penn State turnover and laid claim to two ground balls. The Commodores slipped to 5-2 with the loss.  

Katie Leto (Chatham, Jr.) and Sam Lillo (Short Hills, Sr.) both scored a goal in Tuesday's Lafayette-Monmouth skirmish in Easton, Pa. The difference? Leto got to enjoy a short, enjoyable walk back to her dorm room after the Leopards' 15-9 win, while Lillo had time to ponder the loss on the bus ride back to West Long Branch. The win puts Lafayette at 6-4 for the campaign, while Monmouth dropped to 1-7.

Massachusetts' Melissa Carelli (Maplewood, Soph.) scored a goal on a free position shot in the Minutewomen's 19-7 loss to no. 1 Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. on Saturday. That was the first loss of the year for no. 19 UMass (7-1).

Seton Hartnett (Westfield, Soph.) assisted on a pair of goals, caused an opposition turnover and recovered a ground ball as Holy Cross knocked off Sacred Heart, 15-12, in Worcester, Mass. on Sunday. Teammate Sara Cox (Chatham, Jr.) caused a turnover and came up with two ground balls. Sarah Weber (Summit, Soph.) minded the goal for the Crusaders (4-4) and stopped five shots on goal.  

Hillary Densen (Summit, Jr.) posted three assists to help Amherst to a 16-9 victory over Buffalo State in Clermont, Fla. on Tuesday. She also handled one ground ball for the Lord Jeffs (3-1). Teammate Claire Bennett (Westfield, Sr.) had one draw control.

SOFTBALL

Leadoff batter Cyndil Matthew (Westfield, Jr.) made the difference for Massachusetts in Sunday's 2-1 triumph over Florida Gulf Coast in Clearwater, Fla. She went 2-for-3 at the plate, including a triple. She scored the winning run when the next batter drove her in on a single and, earlier, drove in the first run for UMass (11-10) on a single. She previously had a 4-for-5 game at the plate as Massachusetts edged Chattanooga, 12-11, in Clearwater, Fla. on Saturday. Matthew, who roams centerfield on defense, had three singles and a double, and contributed to the seventh-inning rally that scored the winning run. Matthew touched home three times and drove in one run.

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