HAMDEN, Conn. – Allyson Simpson’s slap shot from in front of the net just 38 seconds into overtime gave ninth-ranked Colgate a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over No. 6/7 Quinnipiac on Friday night inside Frank Perrotti Jr. Arena.
Simpson took a pass from Danielle Serdachny to score her fifth goal of the season and give the Raiders (19-5-1, 9-3-1 ECAC Hockey) the two points for the OT victory over the Bobcats (17-5-3, 9-4-1 ECAC Hockey).
The game lived up to its billing of a conference battle between two top 6 nationally ranked teams as they skated to a 3-3 tie at the end of regulation.
Colgate got on the board first when Dara Greig netted a goal just two and a half minutes into the opening period. Grieg’s team-high 16th goal of the season was assisted by Kalty Kaltounkova and Serdachny.
Quinnipiac then scored the next two goals to take a 2-1 lead after the conclusion of the first period. Nina Steigauf and Kendall Cooper scored the goals for the Bobcats.
The Raiders tied the score in the waning minutes of the second period when Neena Brick scored an unassisted goal of the season. Brick’s score was her sixth goal of the season.
Less than 30 seconds later Quinnipiac tied the score when Jess Schryver netted a goal.
Colgate outshot Quinnipiac 65-44 with 34 of those shots going on goal. The Bobcats put 25 shots on goal.
The overtime victory was Colgate’s fourth of the season. The Raiders improved to 4-0-1 in extra period games.
Colgate has now won six of its last seven games.
FROM THE SOURCE
Head Coach Greg Fargo
“That was a really strong effort by our team today. Our group played hard, together, and to our identity exceptionally well. It’s exactly what we needed right now. We are not a finished product and tomorrow’s game is just as important to us. We’ll need to move on from this one quickly to get ready for a pesky Princeton team.”
Colgate completes the road swing on Saturday when they face off against Princeton at 6 p.m. in a game that has been pushed back from its original start time of 3 p.m.