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#3 Colgate Raiders vs Mercyhurst series preview

The #3 ranked Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team hosts the Mercyhurst Lakers for a two-game set at the Class of 1965 Arena on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

The #3 Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team (3-1-0 overall, 0-0-0 ECAC) will host the Mercyhurst Lakers of the College Hockey America conference (3-3-0 overall, 0-0-0 CHA) in the final two games of the Raiders six-game season-opening homestand. Game one is on Friday night with a 6:00 p.m. start time. The finale is on Saturday afternoon starting at 3:00 p.m.

The Raiders are playing their first games of the season against an unranked opponent – although Mercyhurst did receive seven votes in the latest https://uscho.com poll. They opened the season by splitting a pair of games against #2 Ohio St. and swept both games against #11 Penn St. the following weekend. Colgate has yet to play a regular season game on the road.

#3 Colgate Raiders dominant in win over #11 Penn St.

Mercyhurst is coming off of a two-game series at home against #14 St. Cloud State. They split that series, with each team posting a shutout in their victories. The prior weekend the Lakers played another ranked opponent the eleventh-ranked St. Lawrence Saints. That series, which took place at Appleton Arena, did not go so well for the Lakers – as they dropped both games to Colgate’s ECAC rival.

Here is a breakdown of Colgate and Mercyhurst’s team and individual statistics for the 2023-24 season so far.

Team Records

Colgate

  • Overall Record: 3-1-0
  • National Rank: 3
  • Conference Record: 0-0-0
  • Home Record: 3-1-0
  • Away Record: 0-0-0
  • Goal Differential: +5
  • Head Coach: Greg Fargo

Mercyhurst

  • Overall Record: 3-3-0
  • National Rank: unranked
  • Conference Record: 0-0-0
  • Home Record: 3-1-0
  • Away Record: 0-2-0
  • Goal Differential: +3
  • Head Coach: Michael Sisti

Team Offense

Colgate

  • Goals For: 14
  • Goals Per Game: 3.5
  • Shots: 127
  • Shots Per Game: 31.8
  • Power Play: 41.2% (7 for 17)

Mercyhurst

  • Goals For: 15
  • Goals Per Game: 2.5
  • Shots: 217
  • Shots Per Game: 35.7
  • Power Play: 26.7% (4 for 15)

Top Five Scorers and Individual Leaders

Colgate

  • 1.) Kalty Kaltounková: 6G + 3A = 9pts
  • 2.) Danielle Serdachny: 1G + 5A = 6pts
  • 3.) Elyssa Biederman: 1G + 4A = 5pts
  • 4/5.) Neena Brick, Dara Greig, and Allyson Simpson with 4 pts each
  • Shots Leader: Kalty Kaltounková with 15
  • Power Play Goals Leader: Kalty Kaltounková with 3
  • Shorthanded Goals Leader: N/A
  • Game Winning Goals Leader: Kaitlyn O’Donohoe, Neena Brick, and Emma Pais with one each
  • +/- Leader: Kalty Kaltounková, Sydney Morrow, and Sydney Bard at +2 each

Mercyhurst

  • 1.) Thea Johansson: 4G + 3A = 7pts
  • 2.) Sara Boucher: 1G + 4A = 5pts
  • 3.) Marielle Parks: 4G + 0A = 4pts
  • 4.) Kylee Mahoney: 2G + 2A = 4pts
  • 5.) Vanessa Upson: 2G + 2A = 4pts
  • Shots Leader: Thea Johansson with 33
  • Power Play Goals Leader: Marielle Parks with 2
  • Shorthanded Goals Leader: Vanessa Upson with 1
  • Game Winning Goals Leader: Marielle Parks, Kylee Mahoney, Thea Johansson with one each
  • +/- Leader: Marielle Parks and Thea Johansson at +4 each
Colgate’s Emma Pais (#44) enters the zone against Ohio St. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

Team Defense

Colgate

  • Goals Against: 9
  • Goals Against Per Game: 2.3
  • Shots Allowed: 132
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 33.0
  • Penalty Kill: 90% (9 for 10)
  • Shorthanded Goals Socred (team): 0

Mercyhurst

  • Goals Against: 12
  • Goals Against Per Game: 2.0
  • Shots Allowed: 175
  • Shots Allowed Per Game: 29.2
  • Penalty Kill: 89.3% (25 for 28)
  • Shorthanded Goals Scored (team): 1

Goaltenders

Colgate

Hannah Murphy:

  • Record: 1-1-0
  • GAA: 2.47
  • Save Percentage: 0.932
  • Shutouts: 0

Kayle Osborne:

  • Record: 2-0-0
  • GAA: 2.00
  • Save Percentage: 0.932
  • Shutouts: 0

Mercyhurst

Ena Nystrøm:

  • Record: 3-3-0
  • GAA: 1.98
  • Save Percentage: 0.931
  • Shutouts: 3

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