Colgate at Lehigh, Patriot League semifinal

Friday, 7:30 p.m. (CBS Sports Network) What's at stake The Raiders (8-5) need to win the league automatic qualifier to make the NCAA tournament. The defending league champion Mountain Hawks (10-4) have an NCAA resume that puts them on the bubble. "This is one of the more physical rivalries in the country," said Evan Washburn of CBS Sports Network. "There is history between these two teams, most notably last year's Patriot League championship game. When these two teams met in early April, they combined for 20 flags, seven slashing penalties and four unnecessary roughness calls." Who to watch Lehigh's headliners are their productive attack trio of David DiMaria, Dante Fantoni (pictured) and Dan Taylor. Can the midfielders, led by Brian Hess (McDonogh), score? Colgate counters with the best player on the field, 2012 Tewaaraton Award winner Peter Baum. He's capable of taking a game over. His wing man is Ryan Walsh, a big lefty. But too often the pair operate like the odd couple. What will make the difference Colgate's Robert Grabher needs to win the faceoff battle, and the Raiders must rekindle the Baum magic of 2012. Lehigh has the home-field advantage, superior depth and the better defense with Ty Souders, Mike Noone, Baxter Lanius and Tripp Telesco. The Mountain Hawks are 9-2 with Matt Poillon starting in goal. If they can keep Baum and the Raiders to fewer than 10 goals, they will advance.
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