POTSDAM, N.Y.—Malia Schneider's overtime game-winning goal capped a 4-3 comeback victory for the Colgate Women's Hockey team over Clarkson Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena.
The visiting Raiders came out flying against the defending national champions and carried play in the opening frame, which ended with an 11-9 advantage in shots for Colgate.
It wasn't until later on in the period that the scoreless deadlock was broken and it was Bailey Larson that was responsible. After a breakout pass from Shelby Wood, Coralie Larose made a nifty play to enter the attacking end. From there, she flipped a pass to Larson at the right point. The senior walked in and took a shot that went off of a Golden Knight defender and past goalie Kassidy Sauve on the far side.
The rest of the third period was tight, as the team combined for just 14 shots, with the Raiders holding the edge at 9-5.
At the end of the frame, Colgate went on the penalty kill, as it had to kill of 1:34 in regulation to send the game to extra time. The Raiders pulled through and then killed off another 26 seconds in the extra session before Delani MacKay drew a hooking minor for a Raider power play.
On the ensuing woman advantage, Colgate needed just 17 seconds to silence the Cheel crowd. The Raiders won possession on the draw, then set up down low. Rosalie Demers forced a puck to the front, where Schneider won a battle and flipped home the game-winner to set the Colgate bench off in a frenzy.
The tally was Schneider's 18th of the year and it completed a regular season sweep of the reigning NCAA champions.
- #10 Colgate 4, #4 Clarkson 3 (OT)
Facts & Figures
- Schneider's overtime tally was the first of her career.
- The Raiders are now 1-0-5 in overtime games this season.
- Eldridge now has at least one point in nine straight games.
- This marks the first time Colgate has swept Clarkson in the regular season series since the 2003-04 season.
- Clarkson is now 32-3 at Cheel Arena since the start of the 2017-18 season with two of those losses against the Raiders.
From the Source
Head Coach Greg Fargo
- "It was a really exciting game," said Fargo. "Both teams match up well and it makes for great hockey with two good teams playing hard out there sharing momentum swings."
- "Our team did a really nice job of staying patient and sticking with the plan," said Fargo. "We got better as the game went on and our special teams played a big role tonight coming through for us in the end."
- "We were just a little more inspired as the game went on today," said Fargo. "We imposed the game we wanted to play out there, as opposed to sitting back and letting the game come to us. I'm really proud of this team."
- "We've got a dangerous team," said Fargo. "I think 5-on-5, we're as good as anybody. Our special teams did a really nice job and that was the difference today."
On the line of Bailey Larson, Rosalie Demers and Coralie Larose:
- "They may have had their best game tonight, they really got things going for us" said Fargo. "It's no secret that Jess, Shae and Malia get a lot of attention, but we aren't the team we are without the efforts of everyone on this team. Those three have been playing great hockey for us and it's nice to see them get on the scoresheet a few times tonight."
On the regular season sweep of Clarkson:
- "It's good feedback for us to know where we stand when we commit to playing the right way," said Fargo. "Regardless who we play, we feel like when we play our best, we can win."
The Raiders return to Hamilton Friday to begin their final home series of the regular season against Yale. Puck drop is set for 6 p.m.