Colgate season ends in ECAC Hockey semifinal against Clarkson

Colgate season ends in ECAC Hockey semifinal against Clarkson

ITHACA, N.Y.—The Colgate Women's Hockey team's season came to a close Saturday evening at Lynah Rink at the hands of #4 Clarkson.

The Raiders got off to a quick start in the game's opening five minutes with solid sustained pressure, but nothing was able to come of it.

Clarkson found momentum later on in the frame and was able to turn it into a goal when Loren Gabel finished off a rebound with just over five minutes to play.

The Golden Knights doubled up their advantage five minutes later when Elizabeth Giguere was able to score far side on a wrist shot from the slot.

Colgate's offense got going in the final two periods with a combined 23 shots, but Kassidy Sauve was up to the task in the Golden Knight net and finished the evening with a 29 save shutout.

Julia Vandyk was strong on the other end for Colgate, as she finished with 26 saves and stopped all 15 shots she saw in the final two periods.

Bottom Line

  • #4 Clarkson 2, #10 Colgate 0

Facts & Figures  

  • Colgate's senior class concludes as the winningest in program history, with a combined record of 101-36-10 (.721).

From the Source
Head Coach Greg Fargo

  • "It was a good hockey game. Looking back it, it was the tale of two different stories and we didn't get off to the start we were looking for."
  • "I give Clarkson a lot of credit. As it wore on, both teams played hard, but we felt like the momentum was shifting in our favor. We had some good looks on the power play, but Sauve played great tonight."

On senior class:

  • "It's tough to put into words what they've done. They don't know anything other than how to win and how to do things the right way. They've completely transformed this program. Before they got here, we had seven wins, which is the worst season that any team has ever had at Colgate and then they transformed that into a 20-win season the following year. And then, they got us to the national championship game last year and had another great year this year to finish up as seniors. The thing about them is it's really not about what they've done on the ice, it's the character of the group. You couldn't ask for eight better people to represent and be ambassadors for your program and school, they have set a new standard for every Colgate Women's Hockey player that's going to come through the doors in years to come."

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The Raiders are not in position to gain an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament, ending their 2018-19 season.