NCAA DI Weekend Wrap-Up (12/3/18)

NCAA Weekend Recap

NCAA Division I Men

Colgate University

Friday, November 30th

Colgate 3-8-1 (1-3-1, ECAC) – 1
Harvard 4-3-2 (2-2-2, ECAC) – 6

Harvard peppered the Colgate net with 42 shots and went three for three on the power-play en route to a 6-1 victory over Colgate Friday night. Adam Dauda scored the Raiders only goal while on a power-play to tie the game at one 15 minutes through the first.

It was all Harvard from there who scored five unanswered goals including one with 8 seconds left in the first to take a 2-1 lead to the intermission. Both Colgate goaltenders appeared in this one. Mitch Benson started the game and finished with 16 saves on 20 shots. He was replaced by Andrew Farrier who stopped 20 of 22.


Saturday, December 1st

Colgate 3-8-2 (1-3-2, ECAC) – 2
Dartmouth 4-3-1 (4-2-1, ECAC) – 2

Colgate battled back from two one-goal deficit’s to earn a 2-2 tie Saturday night in ECAC action. Dartmouth was first to get on the board early in the second period, but Colgate responded quickly with a power-play tally to tie the game at one. Trevor Cosgrove fired a low shot from the point that snuck under the pdas of the Dartmouth goaltender.

Dartmouth regained their lead 4:20 into the third on a quick backdoor play, but once again Colgate would answer back. Four minutes later Bobby McMann sent the puck cross-ice in the neutral zone to Josh McKechney who split the pair of Dartmouth defenseman and fired a wrist shot up high that beat the goalie. Both teams had 34 shots in the extra period but were not able to capitalize. Mitch Benson stopped 32 shots in the tie. Colgate only managed 19 shots.


Colgate travels to Niagara University December 7th and 8th to play their last two games before the holiday break. The puck will drop at 7:00pm both nights.

NCAA Division I Women

Colgate University

Friday, November 30th

#3 Clarkson 12-3-0 (3-2-0, ECAC) – 1
Colgate 8-5-2 (4-2-1, ECAC) – 4

The last time these teams met Clarkson came out on top to win the 2018 NCAA National Championship. Colgate revenged that loss with a 4-1 victory on Friday night at Class of 1965 Arena in Hamilton, NY.

Colgate got on the board first on a power-play goal that banked into the net off of the knee of Tanner Gates. Jessie Eldridge and Malia Schneider assisted.

Clarkson dominated the rest of the first period finishing with a 14-6 shot advantage, but Julia Vandyk turned away all of them. Colgate turned it on in the second period firing 15 shots on net to 9 from Clarkson. With only 24 seconds remaining in the period Colgate took the 2-0 lead while on a 5-on-3 power-play. Olivia Zafuto sent a pass across the slot to a wide open Shae Labbe who roofed the puck into the net.

Labbe scored again to start the third period putting the Raiders ahead for good. Clarkson scored a short-handed goal 14:21 through the third to spoil Vandyk’s shutout. Schneider completed her three point night when she added an empty net goal with 21 seconds remaining in the game. Vandyk finished with 36 saves.


Saturday, December 1st

#9 St. Lawrence 9-8-1 (4-2-0, ECAC) – 1
Colgate 9-5-2 (5-2-1, ECAC) – 5

Colgate finished off a perfect weekend against ranked opponents on Saturday at home. Colgate picked up right where it left off Friday night and scored three unanswered goals. The first goal was scored 9:50 into the opening frame when Coralie Larose battled behind the net where the St. Lawrence goalie mishandled the puck and managed to get a pass out front to Rosalie Demers. Demers had a wide open net and easily scored her third of the season.

Colgate doubled their lead at the 17:17 mark after Jessie Eldridge fed Shae Labbe who sent a wrist shot top shelf for her 50th career goal.

The top line hooked up once again in the second period to increase the Raiders lead to 3-0. Eldridge snuck one through the legs of the St. Lawrence goalie for her 10th goal of the year. St. Lawrence scored halfway through the third on a power-play goal to cut the Colgate lead to 3-1. Julia Vandyk was back in net after a stellar performance Friday and continued to shut the door in the final minutes finishing with 32 saves.

Colgate scored back-to-back goals in the final minute of the game to win by a score of 5-1. First Bailey Larson scored an empty-net goal from the Colgate defensive zone. Next Kendall Williamson scored her first collegiate goal with 30 seconds remaining.


Colgate finishes the first half of their schedule with games Thursday and Saturday against Syracuse. Thursday the teams will be playing in Syracuse at 7:00pm before a 3:00pm afternoon game Saturday. Colgate currently sits in third place in the ECAC standings behind Princeton and Cornell.

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