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#3 Colgate Women pick up a solid victory over #9 Quinnipiac

On Saturday afternoon, the #3 Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team continued its dominant season with another victory over a ranked team.

The third-ranked Colgate Raiders Women’s Hockey Team keeps rolling.

After defeating #14 Princeton 7-1 in dominating fashion on Friday night, faced another ranked ECAC opponent on Saturday afternoon. The ninth-ranked Quinnipiac Bobcats stepped on the ice at the Class of 1965 Arena for the first of their two annual games against the Raiders. The Bobcats were coming off a big win against a ranked opponent as well – they defeated #6 Cornell at Lynah Rink by a score of 3-1 on Friday night.

Colgate’s Allyson Simpson launches a shot from the blue line during Saturday afternoon’s game. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

The Raiders took the first lead of the game at the 8:37 mark of the opening period on a goal by Sydney Morrow. It was the sophomore defender’s seventh goal of the young season, and she now has points in nine straight games.

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The Bobcats answered right back just over a minute after the Morrow goal with one of their own. Kate Reilly burst down the right side of the Colgate zone and wired a wrist shot past goaltender Kayle Osborne, off the far post and in. It was Reilly’s third goal of the season.

After the Reilly goal, the Colgate offense stepped on the gas and scored two more goals before the end of the frame. Kalty Kaltounková sent a cross-slot pass to Elyssa Biederman, who cut to the front of Quinnipiac goaltender Logan Angers and slid the puck in on the backhand. With just over two minutes later, Kaltounková got one of her own on a five-on-three power play. She corraled a rebound off of a Sydney Morrow shot and put it in the back of the net to give the Raiders a 3-1 lead heading into the first intermission. It was Kaltounková’s fourteenth goal of the season.

Colgate’s Sydney Morrow. Photo credit: Scott Kinville.

No goals were scored in the second period despite the Raiders holding a 24-11 advantage in shots through two periods. The third period would see Colgate apply their trademark pressure to stifle the Bobcats offense. The Raiders held the visitors to just five shots while pouring in sixteen more of their own. In an attempt to create some offense, the Bobcats vacated their net with just over four minutes remaining but it would backfire. Emma Pais scored the fourth Colgate goal of the game with 2:56 remaining and sealed the 4-1 victory for the home team. The win marked the twelfth straight win for Colgate, with their last only loss dating back to September 30th at the hands of #2 Ohio State. Saturday’s win was also Colgate’s sixth victory over a ranked team this season.

Quinnipiac’s Mia Lopata (#18) and Colgate’s Elyssa Biederman (#8) battle for the puck during Saturday’s game at the Class of 1965 Arena.

The Raiders head to the State of Hockey next week for games against #8 Minnesota-Duluth on Friday and Saturday. For more information about Colgate Raiders hockey, visit https://colgateraiders.com.

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