#6 Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Resumes Season This Weekend

The sixth-ranked Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team is back in action this weekend for a pair of games this weekend at the Class of 1965 Arena. While their counterparts on the Men’s team are traveling to RPI and Union for games on Friday and Saturday, the Women will be hosting RPI and Union. The game against RPI will be played on Friday night beginning at 6 pm EST and the contest against Union will start at 3 pm on Saturday.

These will be the Raider’s first games in nearly a month, as they are coming off of their end-of-the-semester break. Head Coach Greg Fargo’s team had a very impressive first half of the season, piling up fifteen wins with only two defeats and one tie. The two losses and the tie were to opponents currently ranked in the top five of the USCHO national poll. They lost to and also tied number one-ranked Ohio State, and were handed their only ECAC defeat of the season so far by the number four-ranked Quinnipiac Bobcats. All three of those games were played on the road, so the Raiders are still undefeated at home this season.

Seven of Colgate’s fifteen wins have been against nationally ranked opponents. This includes their last game before the break, as they defeated the third-ranked Yale Bulldogs on December 3rd.

A look at the first half of the season for the Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team: Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Midseason Recap.

The Raider’s success has been spurred by a high-powered offense and solid defense. Leading the way on offense is team captain Danielle Serdachny. The senior forward leads not only her team and the ECAC in points but also ranks third on the national points leaders list as well. Kalty Kaltounková is tied for the team lead in goals with Serdachny as each has twelve, while Sydney Bard (two goals and thirteen assists) and Allyson Simpson (one goal and twelve assists) lead the Raiders offense on the blue line.

Colgate also has a solid goaltending tandem as well. Junior goaltender Kayle Osborne and sophomore netminder Hannah Murphy have combined for five shutouts and have been near the top of the major national goaltending categories all season.

Their opponents this weekend are both ECAC rivals. The RPI Engineers have struggled so far this season, as they have an overall record of 5-14-1. One bright spot for the Engineers has been the play of goaltender Amanda Rampado. Despite being the goaltender of record in all nineteen of RPI’s games this season, she has a GAA of 2.29, a save percentage of 0.918 and a sparkling four shutouts.

Saturday afternoon’s opponent, the Union Dutchwomen have had more success than the Engineers, as they are one game over 0.500 with a record of 10-9-1. The success of the Dutchwomen has been driven by their special teams’ play, as they ranked ninth overall in Division I on the power play and fifteenth in the nation on the penalty kill. On offense, they are led by Riley Walsh and Emily King. Walsh is ranked sixth in all of Division I in game-winning goals, and three of King’s eight goals have been game-winners as well. Walsh and King also bring some grit to their game, as they are ranked number one and two in the ECAC in penalties taken (Walsh also leads in penalty minutes at 31:00). In fact, five of the top ten on the ECAC penalties taken list play for Union.

With valuable ECAC standings points on the line, let’s take a look at how the Colgate Raiders match up against the RPI Engineers and Union Dutchwomen.

Colgate Raiders Records

  • Overall Record: 15-2-1.
  • Conference Record: 6-1-0, 18 points – 3rd place in the ECAC.
  • Home Record: 6-0-0.

RPI Engineers Records

  • Overall Record: 5-14-1.
  • Conference Record: 1-7-1, 5 points – 11th place in the ECAC.
  • Away Record: 2-9-0.
  • Head Coach: Bryan Vines.

Union Dutchwomen Records

  • Overall Record: 10-9-1.
  • Conference Record: 3-5-1, 8 points – 9th place in the ECAC.
  • Away Record: 4-8-0.
  • Head Coach: Josh Sciba.

Colgate Raiders Top Five Scorers

1.) Danielle Serdachny: 12 goals + 21 assists = 33 points. Serdachny leads the ECAC in points, 2nd in assists, 3rd in game-winning goals, 4th in goals, and 9th in power-play goals. Nationally, she is 3rd in points and assists, 4th in game-winning goals, and 18th in goals.

2.) Kalty Kaltounková: 12 goals + 21 assists = 33 points. Kaltounková leads the ECAC in power-play goals, is 5th in goals, 6th in points, 7th in assists, and 7th in shots. Nationally, she is ranked 4th in power-play goals and 20th in goals.

3.) Kaitlyn O’Donohoe: 8 goals + 12 assists = 20 points.

4.) Sydney Bard: 2 goals + 13 assists = 15 points. Bard is 10th in the ECAC in assists.

5.) Dara Greig (5 goals + 8 assists) and Allyson Simpson (1 goal + 12 assists) = 13 points each.

  • Shots Leader: Kalty Kaltounková with 72. Kaltounková is 7th in the ECAC in points.
  • Power Play Goals Leader: Kalty Kaltounková with five.
The Colgate Raiders celebrate a goal during an early season game against the RIT Tigers at the Class of 1965 Arena. Photo Credit: Scott Kinville/315 Hockey.

RPI Engineers Top Five Scorers

1.) Ellie Kaiser: 7 goals + 7 assists = 14 points.

2.) Marah Wagner: 2 goals + 6 assists = 8 points.

3.) Nina Christof: 2 goals + 5 assists = 7 points.

4.) Maddy Papineau: 2 goals + 4 assists = 6 points.

5.) Hannah Price: (4 goals + 1 assist) and Sabrina Beaudoin (2 goals + 3 assists) = 5 points each.

  • Shots Leader: Marah Wagner with 58.
  • Power Play Goals Leader: Nina Christof with two.
  • Game Winning Goals Leader: Ellie Kaiser with two.
  • +/- Leader: Taylor Zahirnyi at +3.

Union Dutchwomen Top Five Scorers

1.) Riley Walsh: 11 goals + 6 assists = 17 points. Walsh is 2nd in the ECAC in game-winning goals and 8th in goals. Nationally, she is ranked 6th in game-winning goals.

2.) Emily King: 8 goals + 8 assists = 16 points. King is ranked 4th in the ECAC in game-winning goals and 6th in power-play goals.

3.) Celeste Beaudoin: 4 goals + 11 assists = 15 points.

4.) Maren Friday: 4 goals + 8 assists = 12 points.

5.) Ashley Adams (4 goals + 6 assists) and Stephanie Bourque (1 goal + 9 assists) = 10 points each.

  • Shots Leader: Emily King with 70. King is 10th in the ECAC in shots.
  • Power Play Goals Leader: Emily King, Riley Walsh, and Amanda Quan with three each.
  • Game Winning Goals Leader: Riley Walsh with four.
  • +/- Leader: Maren Friday at +3.

Colgate Raiders Team Defense

  • Goals Against: 32.
  • Goals Against Per Game: 1.8 (4th in the ECAC and 9th in Division I).
  • Shots Allowed: 387.
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 21.5.
  • Penalty Kill: 88.7% (55 for 62 – 3rd in the ECAC and 9th in Division I).
  • Shorthanded Goal Scored: 1.

RPI Engineers Team Defense

  • Goals Against: 50.
  • Goals Against Per Game: 2.5 (6th in the ECAC, 18th in Division I).
  • Shots Allowed: 555.
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 27.8.
  • Penalty Kill: 85.7% (48 for 56 – 6th in the ECAC, 17th in Division I).
  • Shorthanded Goals Scored: 0.

Union Dutchwomen Team Defense

  • Goals Against: 56.
  • Goals Against Per Game: 2.8 (9th in the ECAC, 25th in Division I).
  • Shots Allowed: 669.
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 33.5.
  • Penalty Kill: 85.9% (67 for 78 – 5th in the ECAC, 15th in Division I).
  • Shorthanded Goals Scored: 3 (8th in Division I).

Colgate Raiders Goaltending

  • Kayle Osborne has a record of 8-2-1 with a GAA of 1.73, a 0.926 save percentage, 225 saves, and 3 shutouts. Osborne is 6th in the ECAC in both GAA and save percentage. Nationally, she is ranked 10th in GAA, 13th in shutouts, 15th in save percentage, and 17th in wins.
  • Hannah Murphy has a record of 7-0-0 with a GAA of 1.58, a 0.915 save percentage, 130 saves, and 2 shutouts. Murphy is ranked fifth in the ECAC in GAA and 10th in save percentage. Nationally, she is ranked 8th in GAA and 19th in wins.

RPI Engineers Goaltending

  • Amanda Rampado has a record of 5-14-1 with a GAA of 2.29, a 0.918 save percentage, 502 saves, and 4 shutouts. Nationally, Rampado is ranked 11th in shutouts.
  • Jaden Mirek has a record of 0-0-0 with 0.00 GAA, a 1.000 save percentage, 3 saves, and no shutouts.

Union Dutchwomen Goaltending

  • Sophie Matsoukas has a record of 10-9-1 with a GAA of 2.68, a 0.918 save percentage, 580 saves, and no shutouts.
  • Emily Evans has a record of 0-0-0 with a GAA of 3.80, a 0.917 save percentage, 33 saves, and no shutouts.

Television coverage for both games will be on ESPN+. For more information about Colgate Raiders hockey, including schedules and statistics, visit https://colgateathletics.com.

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