Women’s Ice Hockey Struggles to Win in League Play

The Colgate women’s ice hockey team held their own against the Princeton Tigers, resulting a 3-3 overtime tie at home on Starr Rink.

The first period was slow for both teams. After a combined 10 shots from the Raiders and the Tigers, senior forward Brittany Phillips managed to fire a goal past the Princeton goalie, tallying her first of two goals of the game.

The scoring opportunity came with 14 seconds to go during a power play, when fellow senior forward Jenna Klynstra launched a shot from the left point that Phillips tipped into the net. This gave the Raiders a one-goal advantage going into the second period.

Colgate’s second goal of the match came four minutes after the return to the ice. The setup for the goal was almost identical to the first, as Phillips redirected and slipped another shot from Klynstra past the Princeton goalie, tallying another assist and goal for the two seniors.

With less than 10 minutes to go in the second period, Princeton finally put themselves on the board, bringing them- selves up to a one-point deficit behind the Raiders.

A Princeton player picked up a loose puck in the Raider’s offensive zone, skating it the length of the rink and firing an unassisted shot past first-year goalie Ashlynne Rando. The Tigers tied the game after another goal was scored with less than a minute to go in the period.

Early in the final period, Colgate responded to Princeton’s quick recovery in the previous period. Sophomore forward Miriam Drubel, with the help of junior forward Rachel Walsh, scored a quick goal 49 seconds in, placing the Raiders ahead of Princeton yet again.

However the advantage was short- lived, and the Tigers were able to score tying up the game for the second time.

With 10 minutes to go, neither team was able to get a shot passed the opposing goalie, launching the game into overtime.

The scoring stalemate continued through out the fourth period and into

overtime. The teams accepted a 3-3 tie in the end.

The Colgate Raiders will continue ECAC league play this weekend, hosting

Rochester Institute of Technology at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 9.