2023 Schedule Breakdown: Colgate Raiders

(Photo Courtesy of Colgate Athletics)

The Colgate Raiders are the 48th DI program to release its 2023 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Raiders are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 4-9 overall and 3-5 in the Patriot League. The Raiders missed the postseason.

Colgate’s 2023 slate features 11 game six coming at home and five on the road. The Raiders will open the season on February 18th at Air Force. They will open Patriot League play on March 4th at home against Boston U.

Colgate’s 2023 Schedule

DateHomeAwayNotes
2/18Air ForceColgate
2/25ColgateHobart
3/4Boston U.ColgatePatriot League
3/11ColgateNavyPatriot League
3/18LafayetteColgatePatriot League
3/25ColgateBucknellPatriot League
4/1ColgateHarvard
4/8ColgateArmy West PointPatriot League
4/15LehighColgatePatriot League
4/22LoyolaColgatePatriot League
4/28ColgateHoly CrossPatriot League

New Opponents

Teams Dropped

High Point, North Carolina

Key Games

2/18 @ Air Force: The Colgate Raiders will open their 2023 season on the road against the Air Force Falcons. Last spring, the Raiders hosted the Falcons in a game that yielded an 11-8 Colgate victory. It was a goalie battle as Colgate’s Matt LaCombe made 19 saves in the game while Air Force’s Jason Rose made 16.

3/11 vs Navy: Colgate’s first home Patriot League game of the season will come against the Navy Midshipmen, whom the Raiders lost to narrowly, 11-10, last season on the road. This game looks to be one of early tests in league play for the Raiders, and especially so with some of the talent they must replace on offense.

4/15 vs Lehigh: Last spring, the Raiders ended the season with quite a strong run. That included an upset, 9-8, overtime victory over the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Playing Lehigh late in the season once again, this will be a crucial contest that could very well have postseason implications – and possibly for both squads.

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