Colgate Nips Princeton

It was back-and-forth battle with Princeton outshooting Colgate 50-38, but an unlucky turnover in the third did the Tigers in as the Raiders won 4-3 on Friday night at Class of 1965 Arena.
 
"We played great in Colgate's zone and generated some great pressure and had multiple scoring opportunities," Princeton head coach Ron Fogarty said. "Having 50 shots on goal usually yields a win, but we made some uncharacteristic defensive plays that gave Colgate high-quality scoring chances in which it converted."
 
After Colgate's Jared Cockrell scored on a delayed penalty in the first period, Princeton answered with two goals in 1:58 to take a 2-1 lead.
 
Junior Eric Robinson scored his fourth goal of the season as he extended his goal-scoring streak to three straight games. Freshman Jeremy Germain stole the puck from the centers at the face-off circle as they got tied up. Germain brought the puck into the corner and then slotted it for a Robinson one-timer at 3:19.
 
Freshman Jackson Cressey had his man marked up and took advantage of a blown tire as he grabbed the puck behind the cage and backhanded a pass between the legs of Colgate's Brett Corkey. Junior David Hallisey was in excellent position for the quick rip as he he put the puck past the blocker of Charlie Finn at 5:17.
 
The third period was a back-and-forth battle as Derek Freeman evened the game in the first three minutes. Jake Kulevich came down the right wing and looked as though he was going to skate with the puck around the net before he quickly pushed it to Freeman to the right of the goal for the score.
 
Sophomore Alex Riche scored his third of the season to regain the lead for the Tigers at 7:03 but it was short-lived as the Raiders answered 43 seconds later. Ryan Kuffner dished the puck off the wall to Riche at the point and he had Finn splayed on his belly as he put the puck blocker side. Panowyk popped in a wrap around to even it at 3-3.
 
A Princeton turnover at its own blue line gave Andrew Black an advantage as he took the uncontrolled puck and skated in to beat senior Colton Phinney one-on-one at 12:49.
 
Phinney, who made 34 saves in the game, was brought to the bench with 50 seconds remaining as the Tigers tried to get the equalizer. Freshman Max Veronneau had the best opportunity with 17 seconds left as he circled the top of the zone had a give-and-go with Kuffner but Finn came up with the save – his 47th of the game and a career high.
 
Princeton was 0 for 2 on the power play, while Colgate was 0 for 4.
 
The Tigers take on Cornell tomorrow night at 7 p.m., at Lynah Rink. The Big Red dropped a 3-1 game to No. 4 Quinnipiac this evening.