HAMILTON, N.Y. – The Union College men's hockey team dropped a 5-1 decision to Colgate on Friday night at the Class of 1965 Arena.
Union out-shot the Raiders, 36-18, but Colgate was more advantageous in the contest, scoring three goals on their first 10 shots.
The Dutchmen fall to 15-10-6 on the season and hold onto eighth place in the league standings with an 8-9-2 conference record. Colgate improves to 9-19-3 and moves into ninth place with a conference record of 6-10-2.
- Colgate goaltender Mitch Benson made 32 saves for his eighth win of the year.
- The Raiders scored once in the first, twice in the second and three times in the third.
- Jack Adams scored the lone Union goal, coming at the 7:32 mark of the third period.
- Union was unable to capitalize on five power-place chances.
How It Happened
In a closely contest first period, Colgate scored the first goal less than six minutes if, thanks to Paul McAvoy's first goal of the season.
The second period would be dominated by the Dutchmen, however, it would be the Raiders that would find the back of the net twice, despite being out-shot 14-4 in the frame. Griffin Lunn scored just over one minute into the second period and Josh McKechney made it a 3-0 game with less than three minutes in the period.
Another quick start to the period saw the Raiders add a quick goal in the third, as Adam Dauda netted his fourth of the year just 57 seconds into the third.
The Dutchmen continued to pressure, and finally broke Mitch Benson's shutout bid as Jack Adams scored his eighth of the season at the 7:32 mark. Zachary Emelifeonwu kept the puck in the zone up high and found Adams alone in front of the net. With all the time in the world, Adams made an easy move to his forehand and slipped the puck past Benson to get Union on the board.
Unfortunately, Colgate would score the next goal, thanks to Hunter Racine at the 15:24 mark of the third to secure the 5-1 win.
Up Next for the Dutchmen
Union heads to Ithaca tomorrow, Feb. 23, to take on No. 8/9 Cornell. Puck drop at Lynah Rink is set for 7 p.m. (ET).