#4 Colgate Raiders vs #2 Yale Bulldogs Game Preview 02-10-2023

By Scott Kinville/315 Hockey.

The marquee game in Division I Women’s Hockey will take place on Friday afternoon at the Class of 1965 Arena when the fourth-ranked Colgate Raiders host the nation’s number two team the Yale Bulldogs. The ECAC powerhouses have become bitter rivals in recent years. Last season, the Raiders defeated the Bulldogs in the final of the ECAC Tournament. The following week, the Bulldogs eliminated the Raiders from the NCAA Tournament in the rematch.

That was then, however, and this is now. The two powerhouses are once again at the top of the ECAC standings, as Yale occupies first place with 49.5 points and Colgate is five points behind them in second place. They have met once already this season on December 3rd when the Raiders defeated the Bulldogs at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Connecticut by a score of 5-3.

Since the loss to Colgate, Yale has won fifteen straight games. Included in those victories was a 4-2 win at number six Quinnipiac on January 21st, and then a week later they defeated the ninth-ranked Clarkson Golden Knights 3-0 at home. They are led by the goaltending of Pia Dukaric, who is second in the nation in both GAA and save percentage and has a record of 23-1-1. On the offensive side of the puck, senior forward Claire Dalton has been on a tear. Since the start of the new year, she has had eight goals (three of them were game-winners) and eleven assists, earning her the ECAC Forward of the Month for January.

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Colgate has a couple of current ECAC award winners on their roster as well. Elyssa Biederman was just named the conferences Rookie of the Month for the second consecutive month. She currently has an eleven-game point streak and has six goals and nine assists for the month of January. Teammate Sydney Bard was also named the ECAC Defender of the Month for January. The senior was a force to be reckoned with for the Raiders in January, scoring eleven points, having nine blocked shots, and was a +11 in ten games. Bard was also the ECAC Defender of the Month for October.

The Raiders also have the leading scorer in all of Division I in team captain Danielle Serdachny. The senior forward is having a dominating season, registering eighteen goals and thirty-five assists for fifty-three points in thirty games played this season. The team’s second-leading scorer, Kalty Kaltounková would be the leading scorer on just about any other team in the country. The junior forward has eighteen goals and twenty-five assists for forty-three points in thirty games played. Her seven power-play goals are tied for the second most in all of Division I.

As a team, Colgate enters this game coming off of a huge win last Saturday at Clarkson. Goaltender Hannah Murphy made thirty-seven saves en route to a 2-0 victory -earning her fourteenth win and fifth shutout of the season. With the win, the Raiders completed the regular season sweep of the Golden Knights.

Colgate’s Kalty Kaltounková (#98) sets a screen against Harvard during a game at the Class of 1965 Arena. Photo credit: Scott Kinville/315 Hockey.

A bitter rivalry will be renewed on Friday afternoon, let’s look at how the Colgate Raiders and Yale Bulldogs match up against each other.

Colgate Raiders Team Records

  • Overall Record: 24-4-2.
  • ECAC Record: 14-3-1, 44.5 points – 2nd place.
  • Home Record: 12-1-1.

Yale Bulldogs Team Records

  • Overall Record: 23-1-1.
  • ECAC Record: 16-1-1, 49.5 points – 1st place.
  • Away Record: 10-0-0.
  • Head Coach: Mark Bolding.

Colgate Raiders Team Offense

  • Goals For: 121.
  • Goals For Per Game: 4.0 (4th in Division I).
  • Shots: 1,086.
  • Shots Per Game: 36.2.
  • Power Play: 23.0% (26 for 113 – 5th in Division I).

Yale Bulldogs Team Offense

  • Goals For: 98.
  • Goals For Per Game: 3.9 (6th in Division I).
  • Shots: 877.
  • Shots Per Game: 35.1
  • Power Play: 18.8% (13 for 69 – 16th in Division I).

Colgate Raiders Top Five Scorers + Individual Leaders

1.) Danielle Serdachny: 18 goals + 35 assists = 53 points. Serdachny is first in Division I in points as well as assists and is tied for tenth in goals.

2.) Kalty Kaltounková: 18 goals + 25 assists = 43 points. Kaltounková is tied for 6th in Division I in points, tied for 9th in assists, and tied for 10th in goals.

3.) Kaitlyn O’Donohoe: 15 goals + 18 assists = 33 points.

4.) Sydney Bard: 3 goals + 24 assists = 27 points. Bard is tied for 13th in Division I in assists.

5.) Elyssa Biederman: 12 goals + 14 assists = 26 points.

  • Shots Leader: Danielle Serdachny with 124.
  • Power Play Goals Leader: Kalty Kaltounková with seven. Kaltounková is tied for 2nd in Division I in power-play goals.
  • Game Winning Goals Leader: Danielle Serdachny with four.

Yale Bulldogs Top Five Scorers + Individual Leaders

1.) Elle Hartje: 9 goals + 24 assists = 33 points. Hartje is tied for 13th in Division I in assists.

2.) Charlotte Welch: 9 goals + 21 assists = 30 points. Welch is tied for 23rd in Division I in assists and tied for 5th in shorthanded goals.

3.) Jordan Ray: 12 goals + 17 assists = 29 points.

4.) Claire Dalton: 11 goals + 18 assists = 29 points.

5.) Carina DiAntonio (14 goals + 10 assists) and Anna Bargman (12 goals + 12 assists) = 24 points each.

  • Power Play Goals Leader: Emma Seitz with three.
  • Game Winning Goals Leaders: Claire Dalton, Elle Hartje, and Carina DiAntonio with three each.
  • +/- Leader: Claire Dalton at +31.
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Colgate Raiders Team Defense

  • Goals Against: 50.
  • Goals Against Per Game: 1.7 (7th in Division I).
  • Shots Allowed: 688.
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 22.9.
  • Penalty Kill: 87.6% (85 for 97 – 12th in Division I).
  • Shorthanded Goals Scored: 1.

Yale Bulldogs Team Defense

  • Goals Against: 30.
  • Goals Against Per Game: 1.2 (2nd in Division I).
  • Shots Allowed: 551.
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 22.0.
  • Penalty Kill: 91.7% (66 for 72 – 3rd in Division I).
  • Shorthanded Goals Scored: 3 (tied for 9th in Division I).

Colgate Raiders Goaltending

  • Hannah Murphy: Record: 14-1-1 / GAA: 1.45 / Save Percentage: 0.935 / Saves: 345 / Shutouts: 5. Murphy is 5th in Division I in GAA, tied for 8th in shutouts and tied for 9th in save percentage.
  • Kayle Osborne: Record: 10-3-1 / GAA: 1.72 / Save Percentage: 0.927 / Saves: 291 / Shutouts: 3. Murphy is 11th in Division I in GAA, tied for 14th in save percentage, and tied for 17th in shutouts.
  • Averill McCorkle: Record: 0-0-0 / GAA: 0.00 / Save Percentage: 1.000 / Saves: 2 / Shutouts: 0.

Yale Bulldogs Goaltending

  • Pia Dukaric: Record: 23-1-1 / GAA: 1.14 / Save Percentage: 0.949 / Saves: 499 / Shutouts: 7. Dukaric is 2nd in Division I in GAA and save percentage, and tied for 3rd in shutouts.
  • Mia Wendell: Record: 0-0-0 / GAA: 1.87 / Save Percentage: 0.923 / Saves: 12 / Shutouts: 0.
  • Courtney DeNaut: Record: 0-0-0 / GAA: 1.24 / Save Percentage: 0.909 / Saves: 10 / Shutouts: 0.

Friday’s game is scheduled to begin at 3pm EST with the television broadcast on ESPN+. For more information about Colgate Raiders hockey, visit https://colgateathletics.com.

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