By Scott Kinville/315 Hockey.
The fourth-ranked Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team and the eighth-ranked Quinnipiac Bobcats were destined to meet again before the end of the season. That meeting will take place on Friday night at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Connecticut as they will clash in a winner take all ECAC Tournament Semifinal game. The winner will advance to the Final to play either the number one seed Yale Bulldogs or fourth seed Clarkson Golden Knights on Saturday at Ingalls Rink.
The Raiders and Bobcats both had to battle to get through their best of three quarterfinals matchups. Second-seed Colgate hosted the seventh-seed Princeton Tigers at the Class of 1965 Arena last weekend and the Tigers gave their hosts all they could handle. In fact, the Tigers shocked the women’s college hockey world in game one when they defeated the Raiders 3-2. They had Colgate on the verge of elimination in game two, but the leading scorer in Division I Danielle Serdachny saved the day for the home team, as she scored a third-period goal to seal a 4-3 victory tying the series at one. Colgate was able to eliminate Princeton in game three, but it was another close game as it took a Kalty Kaltounková third period to secure a 2-1 victory and advance to the Semifinals.
The third-seed Bobcats had to get through a tough Quarterfinals series as well. The St. Lawrence Saints entered the series as the sixth seed and nearly pulled off an upset in game one. They led 1-0 at the end of the first period, but Quinnipiac got second-period goals from Alexa Hoskin and Sadie Peart to skate away with a 2-1 win. The next day the Saints would get two third-period goals to upset the Bobcats 3-2 and set up a winner-take-all-game three. Fans at the M and T Bank Arena were treated to an overtime thriller won by the Bobcats on a goal by Sadie Peart propelling her team to the Semifinals showdown with Colgate.
Colgate and Quinnipiac have met twice already this season. Game one was on October 29th at the M and T Bank Arena and the home team led 1-0 with less than two minutes to go when they scored two empty net goals to seal a 3-0 victory. The rematch was on January 13th at the Class of 1965 Arena and like the first game, it was a tight-checking battle. No goals were scored through the first two periods, but Quinnipiac would win this game as well, this time by a score of 2-1 on an overtime goal by Olivia Mobley.
Similar to the first two games, Friday night’s game will feature two Central New York natives. New Hartford’s Sydney Bard, a senior defender for Colgate, was recently named to the All-ECAC Hockey First Team. Sophomore defender Mia Lopata, who hails from Clinton, wears the blue and gold of the Quinnipiac Bobcats.
A spot in the Finals of the ECAC Tournament will be on the line when Colgate Raiders and Quinnipiac Bobcats meet on Friday night, let’s take a look at how the teams match up against each other.
Colgate Raiders Team Records
- Overall Record: 30-5-2.
- ECAC Record: 18-3-1.
- Goal Differential: +87
- Head Coach: Greg Fargo.
Quinnipiac Bobcats Team Records
- Overall Record: 29-8-0.
- ECAC Record: 18-5-0.
- Goal Differential: +68.
- Head Coach: Cassandra Turner.
Colgate Raiders Team Offense
- Goals For: 149.
- Goals Per Game: 4.0 (5th in Division I).
- Shots: 1,347.
- Shots Per Game: 36.4.
- Power Play: 27.8% (37 for 133 – 2nd in Division I).
Quinnipiac Bobcats Team Offense
- Goals For: 124.
- Goals Per Game: 3.4 (9th in Division I).
- Shots: 1,284.
- Shots Per Game: 34.7.
- Power Play: 20.5% (17 for 83 – 11th in Division I).
Colgate Raiders Top Five Scorers + Individual Leaders
1.) Danielle Serdachny: 22 goals + 43 assists = 65 points. Serdachny is 1st in Division I in points and assists and tied for 10th in goals.
2.) Kalty Kaltounková: 23 goals + 29 assists = 52 points. Kaltounková is 6th in Division I in points, tied for 8th in goals, and tied for 15th in assists.
3.) Kaitlyn O’Donohoe: 18 goals + 24 assists = 42 points. O’Donohoe is tied for 25th in Division I in points and assists, tied for 27th in goals, and tied for 5th in power-play goals.
4.) Elyssa Biederman: 15 goals + 19 assists = 34 points.
5.) Dara Greig: 18 goals + 14 assists = 32 points.
- Shots Leader: Danielle Serdachny with 164.
- Power Play Goals Leader: Kalty Kaltounková with nine. Kaltounková leads Division I in power-play goals.
- Game Winning Goals Leader: Danielle Serdachny with six.
- +/- Leader: Allyson Simpson and Tanner Gates at +29 each.
Quinnipiac Bobcats Top Five Scorers + Individual Leaders
1.) Olivia Mobley: 15 goals + 25 assists = 40 points. Mobley is tied for 22nd in Division I in assists and tied for 30th in points.
2.) Maya Labad: 16 goals + 15 assists = 31 points.
3.) Shay Maloney: 14 goals + 15 assists = 29 points.
4.) Sadie Peart: 14 goals + 13 assists = 27 points.
5.) Alexa Hoskin: 6 goals + 17 assists = 23 points.
- Shots Leader: Olivia Mobley with 164.
- Power Play Goals Leader: Lexie Adzija with six. Adzija is tied for 10th in Division I in power-play goals.
- Game Winning Goals Leader: Olivia Mobley and Sadie Peart with five each.
- +/- Leader: Shay Maloney at +23.
Colgate Raiders Team Defense
- Goals Against: 62.
- Goals Against Per Game: 1.7 (7th in Division I).
- Shots Allowed: 829.
- Shots Allowed Per Game: 22.4.
- Penalty Kill: 88.9% (104 for 117 – 10th in Division I).
- Shorthanded Goals Scored: 2 (tied for 19th in Division I).
Quinnipiac Bobcats Team Defense
Goals Against: 56.
Goals Against Per Game: 1.5 (4th in Division I).
Shots Allowed: 790.
Shots Allowed Per Game: 21.4.
Penalty Kill: 91.9% (68 for 74 – 2nd in Division I).
Shorthanded Goals Scored: 5 (tied for 5th in Division I).
Colgate Raiders Goaltending
- Hannah Murphy: Record: 17-1-1 / GAA: 1.48 / Save Percentage: 0.931 / Saves: 391 / Shutouts: 5. Murphy is 5th in Division I in GAA, and tied for 10th in save percentage and shutouts.
- Kayle Osborne: Record: 13-4-1 / GAA: 1.73 / Save Percentage: 0.926 / Saves: 374 / Shutouts: 4. Osborne is 9th in Division I in GAA, tied for 15th in save percentage, and tied for 17th in shutouts.
- Averill McCorkle: 2 saves in 9:59 of playing time.
Quinnipiac Bobcats Goaltending
- Logan Angers: Record: 20-7-0 / GAA: 1.61 / Save Percentage: 0.927 / Saves: 570 / Shutouts: 7. Angers is 7th in Division I in GAA, tied for 13th in save percentage, and tied for 5th in shutouts.
- Cate Boudiette: Record: 9-1-0 / GAA: 0.77 / Save Percentage: 0.959 / Saves: 164 / Shutouts: 5. Boudiette did not play in enough games to meet the 33% required to be qualified for statistical leaders.
Friday night’s game between Colgate and Quinnipiac is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm EST and will be available on ESPN+. For more information about Colgate Raiders hockey, visit https://colgateathletics.com. For more information about Quinnipiac Bobcats hockey, visit https://gobobcats.com.
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