HARTFORD, CONN.— Pierson Brandon’s goal in the second period was not enough to mount a Raiders comeback, as Colgate fell 6-1 to UConn on Saturday afternoon.
The Huskies got on the board first with a goal from Marc Gatcomb eight and half minutes into the game. UConn doubled its lead with 4:19 remaining in the period when Hudson Schandor scored.
Just two minutes later the Raiders answered back. Brandon scored off the rebound of a shot by Colton Young as Colgate pulled back within one at 2-1.
The Huskies then scored three goals in the second period with Nick Capone, Artem Shlaine, and Carter Turnbull each finding the back of the net.
Two of Colgate’s three power plays in the game came during the second period, but the Raiders were unable to capitalize on either.
In the third period, UConn scored its final goal of the game on a powerplay, as Harrison Rees made it 6-1.
The shots fell in favor of the Huskies at 34-32. In the faceoff circle, Colgate was in control going 37-60.
FROM THE SOURCE
Head Coach Don Vaughan
“UConn is the heaviest team we have played this year. They were very good tonight. Their stick work on puck battles is some of the best I have seen in a while. That said, we turned the puck over too much in critical areas of the ice. Four of those turnovers resulted in goals. We have managed the puck so well in the last four games and tonight not so much. We will learn from it and get focused on a huge seriesin the North Country next weekend to wrap up our schedule before exams and break. We continue to do the work and believe in each other. We can’t wait to get back to work on Monday.”
Colgate is back on the road for two conference games next weekend. The Raiders play Clarkson on Friday and St. Lawrence on Saturday. Puck drop for both games is 7 p.m.