Colgate Answers Early CU Goal; Cruises To 3-1 Victory
Clarkson stormed out of the gate tonight against Colgate and got an early lead but the Raiders rebounded for a 4-1 ECAC Women 's Hockey win at the Cheel Center on Tuesday.
Caitrin Lonergan scored her 4th of the year at 4:18 into the game. Colgate was able to even the game at 9:00 min mark of the period on the Power Play when Serdachny got her 5th of the season. The Raiders (8-1-1) struck again quickly after at 10:38 when Danielle Schneider got her 2nd of the year and and went to pull away from the Knights (3-4-1).
Midway through the third period there was a collision at center ice, which lead to a review by the officials. The review produced a 5 min major for head contact to Kristy Pidgeon. Early in that kill, Colgate's Nemo Neubauerova slashed the stick out of Giguere's hand and Clarkson got some relief from the full 5 min penalty kill.
The Knights got a boost from the man down situation, but a break back the other way lead to Colgate's 3rd goal, by Maila Schneider, at 10:34 to seal the game for the Raiders. Clarkson would pull their goalie with 3:00 to play and pick up a power play with under 2 minutes, but were unable to score with the 6-4 advantage.
Marie-Pier Coulombe was strong in nets, especially in the first period when she faced 16 shots. She finished with 26 saves. Colgate's Osborne finished the night with 24 saves.
Next up, Clarkson will host SLU for their first game of the year. Faceoff will be 7 pm on Wednesday.