ITHACA, N.Y.— Sammy Smigliani scored in the first period and Dara Greig put one in late in the third, but that was not enough for the No. 7/8 Colgate women’s hockey team as the Raiders fell 3-2 at Cornell on Sunday.
Colgate had one power-play chance in the first which came at the 12:26 mark when the Big Red were called for high-sticking. The Raiders had several shot attempts during it but could not capitalize.
With three and a half minutes remaining in the period, Rosy Demers wrapped around the goal and passed to Kalty Kaltounkova who played a quick pass to Smigliani for a one-time shot from in close that she finished into the right side of the goal.
Colgate nearly went into the first intermission with the lead, but Gabbie Rud scored for the Big Red with 15 seconds remaining to tie the game up at 1-1.
The Raiders had another power-play opportunity in the second that they also could not convert on.
Cornell then pulled ahead with two and a half minutes left in the middle frame off a goal from Gillis Frechette.
In the third, Rory Guilday scored nine and a half minutes into the period to make it 3-1 Big Red.
The Raiders pulled the goalie for the final four minutes of the game and had numerous shot attempts that nearly found the back of the net, but they couldn’t quite find the equalizer.
The shots ended 36-20 in favor of Colgate. The Raiders also held control in the face-off circle going 39-67.
In goal, Hannah Murphy made 17 saves but fell to 8-2-1 with the loss.
The Raiders are back home next weekend hosting Union at 6 p.m. on Friday and RPI at 3 p.m. on Saturday.