Raiders announce 2018 schedule

Home Opener Feb. 13 vs. Binghamton Kicks off Seven Home Games in 14-Game Slate

A pair of three-game homestands – one in in February and one in March – headline a seven-game 2018 home schedule for Colgate Men’s Lacrosse.

Both of those homestands involve a mixture of nonconference and Patriot League play. After opening Feb. 10 at Marist, Colgate is home for Binghamton, Cornell and Bucknell to finish the February portion of the schedule.

In the latter half of March, Colgate is home to Canisius, Army West Point and Loyola on successive Saturdays.

The Raiders this season play nonconference matchups against an entirely New York State lineup. In addition to the games against Marist, Binghamton, Cornell and Canisius, Colgate also takes on annual foes Hobart and Syracuse.

“We’re trying to bolster our out-of-conference schedule with some regional rivalries,” Colgate head coach Mike Murphy said. “It gives us a good New York State swing, which we like and which prepares us really well for the Patriot League.

“I do like the regional rivalries. It allows us to compete against our neighbors to the north of us, to the west of us and to the south of us. And then you throw in Army West Point and Marist, and then our annual scrimmage against Albany, and we play just about everybody in the big state of New York.”

One change this season is Binghamton moves to a midweek game and becomes Colgate’s Feb. 13 home opener, while the annual matchup against Cornell shifts to a Saturday and takes place Feb. 17.

Conference Opener Feb. 24

The Raiders also traded MAAC opponents because of a schedule change in conference. Colgate is hosting Canisius in 2018 after playing Siena last season.

Conference play begins Feb. 24 at home against Bucknell and includes the usual four home and four away dates.

“We’ll open up at home against Bucknell like we have, and that’s been a great rivalry for us for a long time,” Murphy said.

The Patriot League tournament takes place April 24-29 for the top six finishers.

Television games will be determined at a later date.

2018 Colgate Men’s Lacrosse Schedule

Sat., Feb. 10 at Marist, 1

Tues., Feb. 13 BINGHAMTON, 4

Sat., Feb. 17 CORNELL, 1

Sat., Feb. 24 BUCKNELL *, 1

Sat. March 3 at Lehigh, 1

Tues., March 6 at Hobart, 4

Sat., March 10 Boston University *, 1

Sat., March 17 CANISIUS, 1

Sat., March 24 ARMY WEST POINT *, 1

Sat., March 31 LOYOLA *, 1

Sat., April 7 at Navy *, 1

Sat., April 14 HOLY CROSS *, 1

Fri., April 20 at Lafayette *, 7

Tues.-Sun, April 24-29 Patriot League Tournament, TBA

Sat., May 5 at Syracuse, 12

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