HAMILTON, N.Y.— The Colgate women’s hockey team tied its season high with four power play goals on Friday in a dominating 6-2 win over No. 6 Harvard at the Class of 1965 Arena.
The Raiders had five multipoint scorers in the game led by Kalty Kaltounkova with four, recording two goals and two assists. Tanner Gates, Kaitlyn O’Donohoe, and Rosy Demers each had a goal and an assist, while Sydney Bard tallied two assists.
The first period played to a scoreless tie with the shots even at 11-11. The Raiders killed a Harvard penalty in the final four minutes but could not find a chance to pull ahead.
In the second, the two sides combined for five goals. Anne Bloomer put Harvard ahead when she scored 14 seconds into the period.
Kaltounkova then answered back as she finished off a shot from in close to tie the game up. A minute and a half later Kaltounkova netted her second of the game when she ripped a shot into the top left side of the goal off a pass from Bard.
Colgate doubled its lead when a couple of quick passes from Kaltounkova and Dara Greig led to a close shot for O’Donohoe that she put in the back of the net to make it 3-1 with just over six minutes remaining.
Kristina Della Rovere pulled the Crimson back within one when she scored on a powerplay with a minute and a half left in the middle frame.
The Raiders kept the scoring up in the third. Four minutes into the period, Rosy Demers passed to Gates whose initial shot was deflected into the air before she settled it down and put a wraparound shot into the goal.
Sammy Smigliani topped off the scoring with just under a minute and a half remaining when Kaltounkova tapped the puck off the wall to her and she picked it up and slotted a shot into the right side of the goal
Colgate ended the game with a 41-34 advantage in shots.
In goal, Hannah Murphy made 27 saves as she improved to 8-1 on the season.
FROM THE SOURCE
Head Coach Greg Fargo
“We liked a lot of different parts of our game tonight. From Hannah Murphy and up and down our lineup it was the focused 60 minute effort we wanted to have. Our special teams play was a big difference maker for us and we’ll look to take that with us moving forward. We’ve got a hungry group looking to bank this one and stay focused on what’s next this Sunday at Cornell.”
The Raiders travel to Ithaca on Sunday to play Cornell at 2 p.m.