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Game Photos: Metropolitan Classic

Tommy Gilligan was in Queens today for the Metropolitan Classic. We’ve got tons of great game photos from Holy Cross’ win over Navy, as well as Colgate’s triumph over Michigan.

Tommy Gilligan was at Citi Field in Queens today shooting the Metropolitan Classic. It sounds like the stadium provided a good viewing experience from most accounts. We didn’t get to see the Navy – Holy Cross game on TV, but from all indications, and our man on the ground, it was really good.

Holy Cross improved to 4-3 with their 7-5 win over the Midshipmen, who fall to 3-5 on the season. Terry McKenna had four goals and a helper for five points to lead HC on offense, and freshman goalie Michael Ortlieb had 12 big saves in net. Something worth nothing: this is Holy Cross first ever win over Navy.

In the other game, which was broadcast on ESPNU, Colgate outgunned Michigan in a pretty competitive game, 10-7. It was a pleasure to watch, and I enjoy watching Michigan improve every time I see them. I also love watching Peter Baum. He certainly has a certain confidence to his game, doesn’t he? That’s stating the obvious.

Ryan Walsh and Peter Baum both scored three goals for Colgate, Baum added a couple helpers, and the Raiders looked very dangerous at times, and good on D, with athletic poles. The all black look was a nice touch, and it’s nice to see a team win with a new look once in a while.

Colgate is now 6-2 and faces Navy on March 23rd. Michigan drops yet another close game to go 0-8 on the season. They face Loyola next on March 23rd. Michigan might not be winning, but they are definitely more competitive. It’s a big step if you stop and think about it.

For more NCAA D1 lacrosse coverage, check out Video: Albany Wins; Thompson Trio Posts 22 PointsNCAA D1 Round Up: Scores And RecapsQuint Still Doesn’t Understand Zone Defense, and Game Photos: Georgetown Doubles Up Providence.

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