The fifth-ranked Princeton women delivered a gut punch in the opening two minutes of the game; the Raiders would not recover.
After a scramble at the crease, Princeton's Carly Bullock found the back of the net to give the Tigers their decisive advantage. This was Bullock's fifth goal of the young season.
Offensively, the Raiders found several opportunities, but weren't able to push one past Rachel McQuigge. Most notably, a power play in the third period with roughly three minutes remaining in the contest. The golden opportunity energized Class of 1965 Arena, but proved futile as McQuigge turned away each Colgate shot.
The third period brought a sense of urgency to the home bench, sensing the chance to take down a national power to open conference play with one dominant period, something the Raiders have grown accustomed to. Colgate avoided being outshot in the final 20 minutes, but couldn't tally one on the scoreboard.
Liz Auby continued her impressive senior campaign with 23 saves compared to McQuigge's 20.
Princeton improves to 4-0-0 on the year while Colgate falls to 5-4-1 and will seek to get back on track tomorrow afternoon.
Princeton 1, Colgate 0
Facts & Figures
Princeton outshot Colgate 24-20.
The Tigers picked up their 27th win in the all-time series with Colgate.
Penalties were even at three for each team.
The Raiders are back in action at Class of 1965 Arena on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 2) to play Quinnipiac.