Weekend Recap (10/1/18)

NCAA Division I Women

Colgate Women’s Hockey team opened up their season at home over the weekend splitting a pair of non-conference games against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Friday, September 28

Colgate Red Raiders – 3 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions – 1

Penn State outshot the Raiders 13-5 in the first period but neither team was able to get on the scoreboard. Penn State continued to pepper Senior goaltender Julia Vandyk and was finally able to crack her midway through the second. Under a minute later Nemo Neubauerova spun around and let a slap shot go from the top of the circle that beat Penn State goalie Jenna Brenneman.

Jessie Eldridge took a pass from Eleri MacKay just inside the offensive zone, before turning on the jets to beat a Penn State defender to the middle of the ice. Eldridge took the puck from her backhand to her forehand and roofed a shot over Brenneman’s shoulder.

The rest of the period was the Vandyk show as she shut the door the rest of the way. Bailey Larson scored an empty net insurance marker late in the third.


Saturday, September 29

Colgate Red Raiders – 2 vs. Penn State Nittany Lions – 4

On Saturday the Raiders came out flying and Shae Labbe got her team on the board just eight minutes into the game. Penn State answered with a pair of goals including one on the power paly to go ahead 2-1 in the second period. Colgate tied the game back up after being awarded a full 2-minute 5-on-3 power play. Delani MacKay and Eldridge both had whacks at a loose puck, but it was Tanner Gates who finally slammed it home.

Penn State answered a minute and a half later to take the lead for good late in the second period. The third period was scoreless until a Penn State empty netter sealed the deal for the Nittany Lions.


Colgate will travel to Ohio State for another non-conference series this weekend.

Syracuse Stars


It was a great weekend for the Stars NCDC team as they swept a pair of home games against the P.A.L Jr. Islanders.

Saturday, September 29

Syracuse Stars – 5 vs. P.A.L. Jr. Islanders – 1

Dominik Bogdziul scored a power play goal to give the Stars the lead 13 minutes into the first period. Despite only recording 3 shots the entire period, the Jr. Islanders did sneak one by goaltender Nick Wiencek to tie the game at one before the end of the period.

Bogdziul put the Stars back on top just 28 seconds into the second and it was all over from there. Matias Arppe and Mathieu Gervais added two more to close out the period and Dylan Rallis scored one in the third to put the game away.


Sunday, September 30

Syracuse Stars – 4 vs. P.A.L. Jr. Islanders – 3

The Islanders definitely showed up looking more ready to play on Sunday, but they were not match for Syracuse. Sam Lau and Giffen Sanom scored first period goals to put the home team up 2-0. The teams split the second period giving Syracuse a 3-1 lead heading into the third.

PAL would get within one goal a quarter of the way through the third period on a goal from Brendan Prappas. Just a few minutes later Sanom buried his second of the afternoon to extend the Stars lead back to two goals. Prappas added another goal with only 2:30 left in the game to make things interesting, but David Otter stood tall securing the 4-3 win for Syracuse.



Syracuse Stars – 7 vs. Connecticut Jr. Rangers – 9

Despite peppering the Connecticut goaltender with 48 shots the Stars still skated to a loss on Saturday night.

Halfway through the second the Stars were already down 4-1 with their only goal coming from Dalton Bundell. Tyler Knicley was able to get a goal late in the period to cut the deficit to two heading to intermission. However, the Jr. Rangers scored two goals in the first 1:40 of the third period increasing their lead to 6-2. A. Sergiyena and Kyle Cronin both scored in the third, but it was too little too late and the Rangers skated to a 9-7 win.


Syracuse Stars – 9 vs. Connecticut Jr. Rangers – 2

The Stars fared much better on Sunday and defeated the Jr. Rangers 9-2 while holding them to only 29 shots.

Connecticut got on the board first a minute and a half into the game, but Henry Froass, Blundell and Jeff Ransom all scored giving the Stars a 3-1 lead heading into the first intermission. The second period played out exactly the same. Connecticut scored first followed by three Stars goals, two from Cronin and another from Froass. Cronin would finish off the hat-trick in the third to help lead the Stars to a 9-2 victory.



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