ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The nationally-ranked Colgate women’s hockey team put a stamp on a historic opening weekend by setting multiple records in a 13-0 victory over RIT on Saturday.
After unveiling their ECAC Hockey regular season and tournament championship banners en route to an 8-1 win over RIT on Friday, the sixth-ranked Raiders one-upped that performance by striking lucky No. 13 in Saturday’s return game in Rochester to complete the weekend sweep.
Colgate had eight different goal scorers, seven different players register an assist, and 13 different players record a point in Saturday’s thumping.
Two Raiders netted hat tricks, as Dara Greig (4g, 1a) and Kalty Kaltounkova (3g, 2a) each recorded five points. Danielle Serdachny dished a program-record six assists in the win.
Team Records on Saturday
- Most goals in a game (13). Previous-high 11 vs. Utica (1/19/2002)
- Most points in a game (28). Previous-high 26 vs. Union (1/27/2007)
Individual Records on Saturday
- Dara Greig, most goals in a game (4). Ties Katie Stewart’s four vs. Brown (2/13/10)
- Danielle Serdachny, most assists in a game (6). Previous-high five by Becky Irvine vs. Cornell (2/2/2005)
Colgate scored five goals in the first and second periods, one shy of the program record. Greig potted four of those in the opening stanza, scoring the first two and last two. It was 3-0 Raiders inside the first eight minutes and that was only the beginning.
Five different Raiders (Delani MacKay, Kaltounkova, Allyson Simpson, Darcie Lappan, and Katie Chan) found the back of the net in the second period. Kaltounkova capped off her hat trick with two goals in the third period.
The Raiders outscored the Tigers 21-1 on the weekend, and their lone goal conceded came seven minutes into the first period of Friday’s opener. Colgate scored 21 unanswered over the final five-plus periods.
FROM THE SOURCE
Head Coach Greg Fargo
“I was impressed with our team today. We got off to a great start and were able to grab ahold of momentum early. There were lots of firsts this weekend and lots to build off of moving forward.”
Colgate returns home next weekend to host Mercyhurst on Friday and Saturday. Opening faceoffs are set for 6 p.m., and 3 p.m., respectively.