Raiders Dominate ASU


TEMPE, Ariz. — Colgate dominated Arizona State on Saturday, picking up a 4-0 victory to split the road series with the Sun Devils.

The Raiders had a trio of two-point performances, with Nic Belpedio, Colton Young, and Alex DiPaolo each recording a goal and an assist.

Carter Gylander was lights out in goal, keeping the Sun Devils off the scoreboard. Gylander stopped all 30 shots that he faced in his second career shutout.

Ryan McGuire got the Raiders on the board when he scored his first goal of the season, a shorthanded one, with 13:10 remaining in the first period after Pierson Brandon got called for interference. Colton Young played the puck down the ice as McGuire and an Arizona State defender chased after it. ASU’s goalie came out to clear it away but misplayed the puck, giving McGuire an open shot at goal that he finished off.

Belpedio extended the Raiders’ lead to two with 4:13 remaining in the second. Alex DiPaolo played a pass to the center of the ice for a one-timer that Belpedio rocketed into the back of the net to make it 2-0.

Colton Young made it a three-goal game with 15 minutes remaining in the third. Alex Young tapped the puck ahead to his brother for a breakaway shot that he fired into the goal.

DiPaolo sealed the deal for the Raiders when he scored on a power play with just under five minutes remaining. Tommy Bergsland played a pass to Belpedio, who skated to his left and fired a shot that DiPaolo tipped into the goal to make it a 4-0 game.

In the first, Colgate went on the power play early as just 1:10 in the Sun Devils got called for hooking, but the Raiders could not capitalize on the opportunity.

The Raiders went on the penalty kill twice in the opening period and were successful both times. Colgate’s PK unit held ASU scoreless on the power play for the second night in a row.

With 23 seconds left in the period, Colgate earned another power play after Arizona State got called for elbowing, but it could not get anything going.

The Raiders dominated the middle period, outshooting the Sun Devils 18-8. Colgate had two power play opportunities in the period, generating multiple scoring chances and firing shot after shot. The Raiders finished with a total shot advantage of 42-30 in the game.

In the third, Belpedio nearly scored his second of the game when he absorbed contact from a hit and fired a shot into the back of the net. The Sun Devils challenged the goal and it got overturned as he was determined to be offside.


Colgate is back on the road next weekend with a pair of games at Merrimack. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

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