UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Raiders returned to Pennsylvania for the first of a two game series against No. 11 Penn State, Kristýna Kaltounková netted two goals in Friday afternoon’s victory in a game that went down to the wire.
Danielle Serdachny sealed off the 3-2 victory for the Raiders, scoring in the final 30 seconds of play, pushing her career point total to 111.
Elyssa Biederman secured her first collegiate point, as she fed Kaltounková midway through the third period to tie things at two.
The Nittany Lions came out hot to start the first period, registering a handful of shots throughout the first 10 minutes of play. Kayle Osborne stood tall, making back-to-back saves to keep the Raiders even at a score of 0-0.
Head Coach Greg Fargo‘s squad came out on fire to start the second period, controlling a majority of possession throughout the first five minutes of play. The Raiders offensive presence proved beneficial, as Kaltounková banged in the power play goal at the 12:20 mark, Simpson, and Kailyn O’Donohoe nabbed apples on the play.
After the Raiders received their fourth penalty of the game, Penn State put together a strong power play effort, netting one past Osborne to tie the game back up at one a piece. The second period ended by a score of 1-1 with the Nittany Lions outshooting the Raiders 18-13.
Two minutes into the third period, the Raiders mishandled the puck leading to a Penn State goal, the Nittany Lions led 2-1 with 18 minutes left in the third.
Colgate answered back as Kaltounková fired one to the back of the netting at the 10:58 mark for her second goal of the night, bringing the game to two a piece. Elyssa Bierderman and Simpson nabbed assists on the goal.
The Raiders goal changed the momentum of the game, as Colgate’s offense started firing on all cylinders forcing the Nittany Lions netminder to come up big in key moments.
Serdachny crashed the front of the net for the Raiders, as she put in the final dagger with 30 seconds of play remaining, sealing the 3-2 victory over the Nittany Lions.
The Raiders return to action Saturday, Oct. 8 for an afternoon matchup to finish out the two game series against Penn State. Puck drop is set for 1 p.m..