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Wild Game Starts Season for Colgate

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Wild Game Starts Season for Colgate

Among a trio of close games in the Empire Conference this past weekend, Colgate's clash with SUNY Brockport was the wildest, producing 93 points in a 57-36 barnburner.

For Colgate, which finished a solid 4-2 in the conference last season, it was a worthwhile start.

"Anytime you can walk away from a match with a win it is a good feeling," said Colgate Coach David Chapman. "The boys feel they did not finish the game like they should have, but that is also a testament to Brockport's team. Brockport did not quit and they were not going to make it easy for us."

Scrumhalf and forwards captain, Alec Glassman, has been doing a great job of injecting pace into the Colgate attack, while up front, lock James Murnane has been very effective running support lines and scoring tries. Backs captain Eli Brick, like Glassman a senior, has been coordinating the backline well. 

Brick, Chris Wren, Ben Moore, Bernie Rawlins, James Murnane, and Guri Bhullar all scored in the first half. Wren scored his second in the first half but two yellow cards against Colgate opened up opportunities for Brockport and they ran in four tries in the space of 25 minutes. 

"We have a clearer picture of areas we need to critique so we look forward to getting better," added Chapman. "It is not going to be an easy ask with a short week leading into a strong Fordham team, but the boys look forward to the challenge."

Also on the slate for the Empire, Stony Brook is at the US Merchant Marine Academy, which has had a rough go of it in preseason games, and Brockport is at Syracuse.