HANOVER, N.H. - A fourth quarter rally fell short for the Dartmouth men's lacrosse team, dropping its season opener to No. 10 Colgate, 13-10, on Saturday afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field.
The Big Green fall to 0-1 on the young season, while Raiders move to 3-0.
For the fourth straight season Dartmouth opened up against Colgate and for the fourth straight time the road team was victorious. The loss was also the fifth straight for the Green and White against a ranked opponent.
The two teams battled throughout the first half and a late goal gave the Raiders a 5-4 advantage heading into the third quarter.
In the third, Colgate pulled away from Dartmouth netting five goals to take a 10-6 lead heading into the final 15 minutes.
The Big Green outscored the Raiders 4-3 in the fourth, but it wasn't enough as Colgate escaped victorious.
The Big Green return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 26 as they take on regional rival Vermont. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m. at Scully-Fahey Field.