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Raiders Beat Bears, 4-2

Todd Slabaugh | Colgate Athletics

Red-hot Raiders win seventh-straight game, third-straight ECAC contest.

HAMILTON – The Colgate Raiders women’s hockey team notched a 4-2 victory against the Brown Bears on Friday night behind a multi-point performance from fifth-year captain Danielle Serdachny, one of 10 Raiders to log a point on the night. 

“We really liked our first two periods,” Assistant Coach Chelsea Walkland said. “We played to our identity and it was a strong group effort.” 

Dara Greig broke through first for the Raiders as she inched to within two of the 100-career point mark. Her fourth goal of the season came with less than five minutes remaining in the opening period on a power play to send Colgate into the break-up one and boasting a 17-5 shots advantage.

The Raiders stayed hot in the second stanza, firing off the first seven shots of the period capped by a laser from Serdachny on the breakaway to double the advantage. Neena Brick joined the party with a one-timer off the feed from first-year Madeline Palumbo, who stripped a Bear forward before sliding a pass across the ice for the assist. 

Brick’s fifth goal of the season extended her point streak to 13 games, one shy of the program record currently held by Sam Hunt that was set back in 2008. 

Carrying a 31-6 shot advantage into the final 20 minutes, it looked to be all Colgate after first-year Emma Pais tallied her fourth goal of the year off the assist from Serdachny and sophomore Sydney Morrow. 

But the Bears bounced back, earning two power play opportunities and outshooting the Raiders 13-2 for the next 15 minutes while cutting the lead in half. Colgate weathered the storm, however, hunkering down to withstand the Brown run and escape The Class of 1965 Arena with its third-straight ECAC win. 

“This is a strong league to play in,” Walkland said. “It’s hard to win each night so we’re just trying to put our best foot forward as a group to keep winning games.” 

UP NEXT

The Raiders will seek four-straight league triumphs tomorrow at 3 p.m. when they host the #7/6 Yale Bulldogs for the second top-10 matchup of the year in Hamilton.

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