NEW HAVEN, Conn. – For the first two periods on Friday night, the top-10 match-up between sixth-ranked Colgate and No. 10 Yale was deadlocked.
But the Bulldogs (13-4-1, 7-3-1 ECAC Hockey) scored three goals in the third frame enroute to the 3-0 victory over the Raiders (17-5-1, 7-3-1 ECAC Hockey) at Ingalls Rink.
Through two periods, not only was the score knotted at zeros, but the shots on goal were close as well. Yale outshot Colgate 19-17 over the first 40 minutes of play. The Bulldogs finished the game with 30 shots on the goal to the Raiders’ 26.
Yale struck first with a goal just a minute and half into the third period when Rebecca Foggia hit the post but the puck trickled in the net.
The Bulldogs added an insurance goal with just over five minutes left in the third period. Charlotte Welsh scored the short handed goal on a rebound on the right side of the net. The game was basically put out of reach on an empty net goal by Yale’s Elle Hartje at the 15:31 mark of the third.
The loss snapped the Raiders’ four game win streak and moved Yale into a fourth-place tie with Colgate in the ECAC Hockey standings.
FROM THE SOURCE
Head Coach Greg Fargo
“We played a hard game most of the way, but ultimately Yale just played harder and to the plan for longer today. At this point in the year, we want to be playing our best hockey, having everybody feeling good and playing connected. Yale’s a great team and they make it tough on you, but it’s on us to be at our collective best. We have a determined group with veteran leadership and I know that nobody here is satisfied with our play or the result today.”
Colgate continues the road swing and visits Brown for a 3 p.m. start on Saturday. Fans can watch live on ESPN+.