HAMILTON, N.Y.— The sixth-ranked Colgate women’s hockey team scored two goals in three and a half minutes in a comeback 2-1 overtime win over St. Lawrence at the Class of 1965 Arena.
With the victory, the Raiders are now 3-0-1 in overtime games this season.
Colgate had a 12-8 edge in shots in the first period, but neither team was able to pull ahead.
The Raiders were hit with their first penalty with 10 seconds remaining in the first and were successful in killing it off at the beginning of the second.
The game remained scoreless after two periods, despite both sides being presented with power play chances. Colgate’s first opportunity came at the 12:44 mark for a holding call, and the Saints followed that three minutes later after Colgate was called for body checking.
SLU finally pulled ahead in the third when Laura Cote found Jessica Poirier who tapped a shot past Kayle Osborne as the Saints went up 1-0 with 10:55 left.
With 37 seconds remaining in the game and the goalie pulled, Delani MacKay fed a pass down low that Neena Brick redirected into the goal to tie the game up.
Two and a half minutes into the overtime period, Danielle Serdachny won a faceoff draw and passed to Kaitlyn O’Donohoe who broke free and beat the goalie five hole.
Colgate finished with a 47-20 advantage in shots after outshooting the Saints by a combined total of 23-3 in the third period and overtime. The Raiders also had control in the faceoff circle going 30-56.
Osborne finished with 19 saves in net as she picked up the win.
FROM THE SOURCE
Head Coach Greg Fargo
“If that game today is any indication of how this sprint to the finish is going to be, I think we’re going to be in for an exciting few weeks of hockey in the ECAC. St. Lawrence had us on the ropes right to the end, but our group found a way to win against a tough team and a great goalie. We had a lot of strong individual efforts tonight, but the whole team found a way to get this one. There are a lot of positives were going to take with us from today’s game.”
Colgate is on the road next weekend for games at Brown and Yale.