NCAA Division I
Colgate University Men
Friday, December 7th
Colgate 3-9-2 (1-3-2, ECAC) – 2
Niagara 8-8-1 (7-4-1, AHA) – 4
Despite firing 39 shots on net the Colgate Men’s Hockey team came up short Friday night in Niagara Falls, NY. After dominating the first period Colgate had their sails deflated by a late Niagara goal with only 34 seconds remaining in the period. The Raiders were able to battle back in the second and goals from Tyler Penner and Jacob Panetta put their team ahead 2-1 seven minutes into the second.
Panetta's persistence pays off for his first of the season and a 2-1 lead for the Raiders! #GoGate #PlayFast pic.twitter.com/kXGcqVtlNK
— Colgate Men's Hockey (@ColgateMIH) December 8, 2018
Niagara scored a power-play goal with just under two minutes remaining to pull even at two heading into the break. The Purple Eagles scored two more in the third to skate to a 4-2 win. Mitch Benson stopped 23 Niagara shots in the loss.
Saturday, December 8
Colgate 4-9-2 (1-3-2, ECAC) – 2
Niagara 8-9-1 (7-4-1, AHA) – 0
A pair of firsts helped lead Colgate to a non-conference win over Niagara Saturday night. Andrew Farrier stopped 17 shots to earn his first career shutout and Jeff Stewart scored his first collegiate goal. Stewart’s goal came at 15:06 of the second period to give Colgate a 1-0 lead. Bobby McMann added a power-play insurance marker 36 seconds into the third to give Colgate a 2-0 lead that they would hold onto for the rest of the game.
Colgate is now on break until after the holidays when they will travel to Nassau Coliseum in Long Island to face-off against Quinnipiac. The Raiders lost 5-0 in their last meeting back on November 17th.
Colgate University Women
Thursday, December 6th
#10 Colgate 10-5-2 (5-2-1, ECAC) – 5
Syracuse 4-13-1 (4-3-0, CHA) – 2
After falling behind 1-0 only four minutes into the game the Raiders responded with three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead into the first intermission. Delani MacKay scored a power-play goal at the 5:33 mark tying the game at one. Colgate went ahead 2-1 and then 3-1 on two goals scored by Nemo Neubauerova 59 seconds apart.
SNIPE🎯Take a look back at Delani's third of the season.#WePlayFree #GoGate pic.twitter.com/qmFveLk6A5
— Colgate Women’s Hockey (@ColgateWIH) December 7, 2018
There was no scoring in the second and the third period began with SU scoring another early goal only 2:19 in. Colgate responded a minute and a half later on a Jessie Eldridge goal putting Colgate ahead by a two goal cushion at 4-2. Eldridge added another tally late in the third for the 5-2 final. Julia Vandyk was in net and stopped 20 shots for the visiting Raiders.
Saturday, December 8th
Syracuse 4-14-1 (4-3-0, CHA) – 2
#10 Colgate 11-5-2 (5-2-1, ECAC) – 4
Colgate completed the home-and-home sweep of Syracuse on Saturday at home. Special teams was the story of the afternoon with the teams combining for a total of four special teams goals.
Syracuse scored a short handed goal with 59 seconds remaining in the period to get out to a 1-0 lead. However, the lead didn’t last long as it only took Malia Schneider 8 seconds to score the equalizer on the power-play.
Schneider added another power-play goal at 10:25 of the second putting the Raiders up 2-1 heading into the final frame. At 6:08 of the third Jessie Eldridge scored a shorthanded goal putting Colgate ahead by two. Syracuse responded with a goal of their own, but Bailey Larson secured the win at 19:50 of the third on a goal assisted by Eldridge and Olivia Zafuto. Julia Vandyk stopped 23 shots.
The Colgate Women’s team is now off until the new year. They travel to Erie, Pennsylvania January 5th and 6th for two games against Mercyhurst.