ITHACA, N.Y. - It took a deciding third game against RPI on Sunday, but top seeded Cornell has advanced to the ECAC Women’s Hockey semifinal round, and will host the upcoming four team championship weekend. Colgate, Clarkson, and Princeton will make the trip to Ithaca, as the top four teams all took care of business in the Quarterfinal round.
Game times are set for 1 and 4 p.m. for Saturday’s semifinal round. Streaming links, live stats, and other game information will become available later this week.
The Big Red will take on fourth-seeded Princeton at 1 p.m. in Saturday’s semifinal game. The Tigers are coming off a series sweep of St. Lawrence, using a hat trick from Rookie of the Year finalist Sarah Fillier on Saturday to move on to the semifinal round.
In their two matchups during the regular-season, Princeton had the edge, winning the second matchup of the year after a 2-2 tie back in November. Since that loss to Princeton on February 11, the Big Red have been red hot, posting a 14-2-1 record.
Colgate came back from down 1-0 to win its quarterfinal series over Harvard and move on to the semifinals for the second straight year. Eleri MacKay put on a show in Saturday’s win, recording a hat trick that included two third period goals.
The Raiders will square off with third-seeded Clarkson at 4 p.m. in the semifinals in a rematch of last years ECAC Hockey and NCAA Championship game. This season, Colgate has had the edge in the series against Clarkson, winning both regular-season matchups including a thrilling 4-3 overtime win on February 9.
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