Seniors lead the charge as Colgate takes down Brown

Seniors lead the charge as Colgate takes down Brown

HAMILTON, NY — The Colgate Women's Hockey team honored the Class of 2019 Saturday afternoon at Class of 1965 Arena with a 4-0 win over Brown in front of a season-high crowd of 703.

Like Raider fans have seen so many times before, the senior combination of Shae Labbe and Jessie Eldridgeneeded just 1:15 to strike. Eldridge started the play when she forced a turnover at the defending blue line. From there, she fed Labbe in stride, who galloped into the offensive end and labeled a wrist shot off the far post and in.

Colgate kept on rolling in the opening frame and ended up outshooting the visitors by a 17-4 margin, which included its second tally of the stanza, courtesy of another senior.

With the Raiders on their second power play of the afternoon, Labbe busted into the offensive zone off a pass from Coralie Larose. Labbe then wrapped around the net and put the puck into the slot where Bailey Larson had a pair of whacks at it, before it slipped past Brown goalie Hayley Kliczko to make it 2-0.

Colgate put the foot on the gas to begin the second period and it didn't take long before it added to its lead. After a strong shift from the line of Larson, Larose and Rosalie Demers, Larose found herself with an open shot in the high slot and she buried it high for her ninth of the year.

The home side continued to dominate throughout the rest of the period, as they finished the frame with an 11-2 advantage in shots.

It didn't take long for the Raiders to push their lead to four in the third period. Caroline Ross got the scoring play started when she slid a pass to Olivia Zafuto at the right point. She took a shot towards goal that was slickly tipped in front by Eleri MacKay for her seventh of the year.

Colgate put it in cruise control after and ended with a 40-10 edge in shots on goal. Julia Vandyk turned aside all of those shots to earn her 11th career shutout, which is the third most in program history.

Bottom Line

  • #9 Colgate 4, Brown 0

Facts & Figures  

  • Eldridge now has at least one point in 11 straight games.
  • Labbe is now tied with Shelby Perry '18 for the most assists in a single season with 25.
  • Eldridge is now tied for the most points in a single season in program history with 45. She set that record last season.
  • Larson's goal made it three on the weekend and five in the past three games.
  • Labbe's two points finished her at six for the weekend.
  • The Raiders are now 11-2-1 at Class of 1965 Arena this season.

Up Next
The Raiders make their annual trek to New York State's Capitol district Friday to battle Union. Puck drop is set for 6 p.m. in Schenectady.