This Week in Raider Nation
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HAMILTON - The football team continued its hot streak with another strong offensive performance, beating Georgetown 57-36. The men's and women's soccer teams are still battling for Patriot League seeding and cross country hosts the Patriot League Championships. Here is a look at this week in Raider Nation.
The Raiders are tied for first place in the Patriot League standings at 2-0 with Lehigh and Lafayette. With those two teams waiting on the Raiders schedule, Colgate first travels to Bucknell (1-6, 0-3) this week. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Colgate is coming off of a school-record 707 yards of total offense in its 57-36 win against Georgetown. Quarterback Gavin McCarney was named Patriot League Player of the Week as he totaled 510 yards of total offense and accounted for five touchdowns. He was also recognized by The Sports Network as the FCS National co-Offensive Player of the Week.
Colgate has a busy weekend awaiting. The Raiders host RIT (1-2) at Starr Rink on Friday at 7 p.m. The very next day, they travel to Hyannis, Mass., to face Quinnipiac (3-1-1) in the Cape Cod Classic at 7 p.m. Although Colgate and Quinnipiac are both ECAC Hockey members, this game will be a non-conference meeting. The Raiders record this season is 2-3 as they split a two-game weekend set to Bowling Green. Freshman Kyle Baun was named ECAC Rookie of the Week for his efforts in Saturday's win.
The women's ice hockey team begins its conference schedule at home this weekend. Colgate faces Yale (0-2) on Friday and Brown on Saturday. Both games begin at 3 p.m. The Raiders were idle last week after claiming their first two victories of the season against Connecticut.
The Raiders have only one game this week and it is at Bucknell (5-6-4, 1-2-2) on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. As the regular season winds down, the Raiders are still in the running for a Patriot League regular season championship. Colgate earned a home tie against Lafayette, 2-2, with both goals scored by Tyler Forbes. The freshman was named Brine Patriot League Rookie of the Week. Colgate's conference record sits at 2-0-3, while first place American is 3-0-2. 
Colgate finishes its regular season Saturday in Washington against American (6-9-2, 4-2) at 1 p.m. With a Colgate win and a Navy loss, the Raiders can tie for first place in the final Patriot League standings. The Raiders suffered their first conference loss of the season last Saturday against Lehigh, although they have clinched a spot in the Patriot League tournament. Colgate's record is 9-5-3 overall and 4-1-1 in the Patriot League. Among last week's highlights was Catherine Williams earning her fourth Brine Patriot League Rookie of the Week.
The Raiders look to overcome their first defeat in Patriot League play this Thursday when they host Bucknell (8-16, 2-7) at 7 p.m. Colgate is still in first place with an 8-1 record despite the loss to Lehigh in four sets. 
The only action for the Raiders this week is the regular season finale against Holy Cross (2-12, 0-3) on Saturday. The game at Tyler's Field at 1 p.m. marks Senior Day for the Raiders.  Colgate's record is 3-12 overall and 1-3 in the Patriot League. 
The men's and women's tennis teams compete this week at the Lehigh Invite, beginning Friday. Both squads participated at the ITAs this past weekend as the men were at Yale and the women were at Army.
The Patriot League Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday and Colgate is the host. The women begin at 11 a.m. on the Harry Lang Course, with the men starting at noon. Both teams had last week off after competing two weeks ago in the Leopard Invitational at Lafayette.
The men's and women's rowing teams head to Saratoga Springs this Saturday for the Head of the Fish, which is hosted by the Saratoga Rowing Association. Both teams were in Cambridge, Mass., last Saturday for the Head of the Charles.
Raiders swimming and diving gets underway this Saturday at 1 p.m., hosting Patriot League opponent Lehigh along with Yale in a tri-meet. The men's swimming and diving team was picked to finish sixth in the Patriot League preseason poll, while the women were picked second. The tri-meet takes place at Lineberry Natatorium. 
The football team won big in its homecoming game against Holy Cross and will continued its season with a visit from Georgetown on Saturday. Men's soccer plays No. 1 Maryland Tuesday night, while volleyball will put its perfect league record on the line against Lafayette and Lehigh at home. 
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