2020 Schedule Preview: Colgate Raiders

(Photo Courtesy of Colgate Athletics)

The Colgate Raiders are the 29th DI team to release their 2020 schedule. The Raiders are coming off a 2019 campaign which saw the go 4-9 overall and 2-6 in the Patriot League in Matt Karweck’s inaugural season as head coach. 


Date Home Away Notes
1/14 Jacksonville Colgate Scrimmage (Tallahassee, FL)
1/25 Canisius Colgate/Binghamton Scrimmages (Rochester, NY)
2/1 North Carolina Colgate
2/7 Syracuse Colgate
2/18 Princeton Colgate
2/22 Hobart Colgate
2/29 Colgate Boston U. Patriot League
3/7 Navy Colgate Patriot League
3/14 Colgate Lafayette Patriot League
3/21 Bucknell Colgate Patriot League
3/24 Cornell Colgate
3/28 Harvard Colgate
4/4 Army  Colgate Patriot League
4/11 Colgate Lehigh Patriot League
4/18 Colgate Loyola Patriot League
4/24 Holy Cross Colgate Patriot League

Key Games

2/7 @ Syracuse

Last season, the Raiders completed one of the biggest upsets on the year when the beat Syracuse in the Dome to in the season opener for both squads. The Raiders will be heading back to Syracuse for another early February Friday night matchup. Can they pull off another upset?

2/18 @ Princeton

This game includes a few interesting nuggets, including the fact that it will be these two programs first meeting since 1929 (91 years) and that they played each other in fall ball. Additionally, both of these teams finished second to last in their respective conferences last season. 

2/29 vs Boston U.

One of the Raiders’ four wins and two conference wins last season included a 9-7 victory over the Terriers. However, both teams will look a little different this season with Colgate graduating leading scorer Sam Cleveland and Boston U. losing leading scorer Chris Gray via transfer. However, the Terriers return goalie Joe McSorley who made 13 save against the Raiders last season. 

3/28 @ Harvard

While this will be Colgate and Harvard’s first meeting since 2010, it will also be a meeting of former Notre Dame assistants turned head coaches with Matt Karweck leading Colgate and first-year head coach Gerry Byrne leading Harvard. Also, Colgate will be looking for their first win over Harvard since these two meet for the first time in 1924. Harvard leads 7-1 in the all-time series.

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