Weekend Sweep in North Country – Colgate University Athletics


POTSDAM, N.Y. – Colgate women’s ice hockey completed the season series sweep over No. 9 Clarkson with a 2-0 win at Cheel Arena. 

Colgate’s win officially clinched a top-four spot in the ECAC Hockey Tournament, as they secured home-ice advantage in the quarterfinals. 

Hannah Murphy moved to 14-1-1, as she stopped a season-high 37 shots. Murphy holds a career record of 31-4-1. 

Kaitlyn O’Donohoe opened up the scoring with a shot midway through the second period, as she crashed the net off a shot from Danielle Serdachny

Serdachny tallied her 35th assist of the season off O’Donohoe’s opening goal. The senior Captain has 53 points on the year, two shy of the program’s single-season record. 

Colgate went six for six on the penalty kill, as it was forced to kill off a total of 12 penalties throughout the weekend. 

The Raiders dominated on the faceoff dot as Kristýna Kaltounková won 75 percent of her draws. Neena Brick was second on the team, as she won 69.2 percent.  

Colgate Women’s Hockey (@ColgateWIH) February 4, 2023 After a quiet first period, Tanner Gates slid the puck through the neutral zone to Serdachny who glided into the offensive zone and fired a shot in from below the circle, O’Donohoe crashed the net for the rebound and found the back of the net. The Raiders led 1-0 through 40 minutes of play. 

Colgate carried their offensive momentum into the third period, as it created four offensive scoring chances through the opening six minutes of play. Midway through the period, Sammy Smigliani found the back of the net off a shot from fellow senior Maggie MacEachern, as the Raiders pushed the lead to 2-0. After a scrum in the final minutes of play. Colgate secured the 2-0 win and claimed the season series sweep over the Golden Knights. 


Head Coach Greg Fargo

“A strong team effort led to a well-deserved win. This weekend had a playoff-like intensity to it and was exactly what it should be this time of year. I like how our group came together for it”.


The Raiders return home for two games against No. 2 Yale and Brown. Both games are set for 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

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