The Raiders came into Syracuse's Tennity Ice Pavilion looking for a repeat of Friday night's dominant win over the Orange. They would leave with another convincing win and two first career goals.
Colgate dominated much of the first period, but with no score to show for it. Coralie Larose turned the tide in favor of the Raiders during a power play late in the first, and they never looked back. Larose converted an opportunity in front of the net and found the top right corner to give Colgate its first lead.
A dominant second period featured four Raider goals. The first by team goals leader Noemi Neubauerova only two minutes in, followed by Malia Schneider six minutes later. Allyson Simpson netted her first of her career shortly after the following face-off. The freshman fired off a quick wrister that got past Syracuse goalie Allison Small.
Career firsts became a theme for the Raiders when Kaitlyn O'Donohoe converted on the power play after a scramble in front of the crease to give Colgate a decisive 5-1 lead.
Senior goalie Liz Auby had yet another impressive game. She recorded 22 saves in the game, including nine in the third period to close it out.
Colgate 5, Syracuse 1
Facts & Figures
- Colgate has not lost in the month of October and has won three of its last four.
- Sophomore forward Noemi Neurbauerova has scored in two consecutive games.
From the Source
- Colgate head coach Greg Fargo continues to be impressed with the performance of goalie Liz Auby. "Liz was there for us when she was called upon once again," said Fargo. "I thought we did a good job of letting her see pucks and she controlled the play really well."
- Fargo also has high praise for his team's offense. "What's exciting about the offense is that it can come from anywhere in our lineup. This weekend was another example of that. Both nights this weekend we had five different goal scorers. That's a good sign of our team depth."
- Coach Fargo was also pleased with the way his Raiders played in the first period. " I thought our first period really set the tone for the game. It was as strong as we've been in any period this year, all four lines having an impact. By no means are we a finished product but we made progress this weekend."
The Raiders head west to Buffalo for the Ice Breaker Tournament, featuring a Friday night tilt with Connecticut and a Saturday matchup with Minnesota Duluth or Mercyhurst.