Defense Shines in Colgate’s Victory Over Princeton

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Box Score PRINCETON, N.J. Colgate stifled Princeton’s player advantage over the final three minutes of the game to earn the victory on Saturday night inside Hobey Baker Rink.

The ninth-ranked Raiders (20-5-1, 10-3-1 ECAC Hockey) defeated the Tigers (8-9-4, 6-6-2 ECAC Hockey) 3-1 and have now won seven of the last eight games. 

Princeton went on the power play with just over three minutes remaining in the third period and pulled the goalie for the final minute. Colgate was able to fend off any scoring opportunities and added their own empty net goal to secure the win. 

The Raiders scored three minutes into the game when Eleri MacKay netted her fourth goal of the season. Darcie Lappan dished the assist on the goal. 

Princeton tied it up with 12:15 remaining in the second period when Annie Kuehl scored.

It didn’t take long for Colgate to retake the lead, however. Rosy Demers netted a power-play goal with 11:04 left in the second period. The goal was her fourth of the season and was assisted by Sydney Bard and Kaitlyn O’Donohoe.

Kalty Kaltounkova added an insurance empty-net goal with 23 seconds remaining in the game. It marked her 15th goal of the season. 

Colgate dominated the first period of play on both the offensive and defensive ends of the rink. The Raiders put 20 shots on the goal and held Princeton to just two shots on the goal in the opening 20 minutes. The final shots on goal total for Colgate was 37 to Princeton’s 14. 

Kayle Osborne stopped 13 shots in goal on the way to her 13th victory of the season.  

FROM THE SOURCE

Head Coach Greg Fargo

 

“Another solid effort tonight all around from start to finish and it feels good to play well and go home with five points. Our play in the first period tilted the ice in our favor and then we weathered what we needed to on the penalty kill in the second period and that proved to be an important time of the game. We got some great contributions all throughout the lineup this weekend and it was a lot of fun to watch our team play for each other. Clarkson will be another good test coming up on Tuesday.”

 

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Colgate returns home to host 10th-ranked Clarkson on Tuesday at 6 p.m. inside the Class of 1965 Arena. 

 

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