RPI defeated at No. 10 Colgate

RPI defeated at No. 10 Colgate

HAMILTON, N.Y. —The Colgate University women's hockey team came away with a 4-1 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), on Friday night at Class of 1965 Arena in the team's annual Autism Awareness Game. With the win, the Raiders improve to 15-8-4 (9-4-2 ECAC Hockey), while the Engineers drop to 11-11-5 (8-6-1 ECAC Hockey).

Colgate enjoyed a 12-1 advantage in shots on goal in the opening frame and were able to break through early, when sophomore Kendall Williamson cut to the center of the ice and let loose a wrist shot that eluded Engineers senior goaltender Lovisa Selander's shoulder to give the Raiders the edge, just 2:50 into the game.

A few minutes later, Colgate converted on the power play. After a long period of offensive zone time, Coralie Larose handed off a pass to Jessie Eldridge in the far corner. Eldridge then cut to the middle and took a wrist shot that bounded off of Rosalie Demers and past Selander to extend the lead.

Rensselaer cut the deficit in half eight minutes into the second, when junior Sabrina Repaci netted her seventh goal of the season.

The Raiders capped the scoring by potting a pair of goals in the third. While on the rush, Olivia Zafuto worked a pass to Eldridge. She was able to feed the puck on the far side to Shae Labbe, who finished for her 13th of the year. An Eldridge wrap around goal - her 22nd of the year - made it 4-1 with 1:03 remaining in the contest.

Selander (9-10-5) finished with 30 saves for the Engineers, while Julie Vandyk (13-8-4) had 14 stops at the other end of the ice. With her 59:57 minutes of ice time, Selander moved into first place on the programs career list, surpassing Sonja van der Bliek '11. She now has 7068:28, while already holding the career marks in games played, starts, ties and saves.

The Engineers are back in action tomorrow afternoon, when they visit No. 6 Cornell University (3pm). Colgate hosts Union College (3pm).