HAMILTON, N.Y. – After trailing by two halfway through the second, the Dartmouth women’s hockey team made it a one-goal game, but was unable to get a second, falling to No. 7/7 Colgate, 2-1, at the Class of 1965 Arena on Friday afternoon.
“I thought our kids played really well tonight,” head coach Laura Schuler said. “Colgate is a great, really fast team. And I was proud of our efforts. We played a good second and third period, but we have to come out harder in the first. And we can’t take penalties at the end of the game when we’re trying to tie it up. That’s the second time that has happened to us and we have to play with more discipline in order to move forward.”
Sophomore Caroline Shaunessy scored her first goal of the season, with assists going to classmate Alyssa Baker and senior Devon Moir. That was Shaunessy’s second goal of her career and Moir’s first point since the 2014-15 season. Fellow senior Robyn Chemago played all 60 minutes between the pipes, ending up with 29 saves.
Colgate (15-2-1, 6-2-1) got on the board first with an Annika Zalewski marker at 6:43 in the first; her shot was stopped by Chemago, but hit her right pad at such an angle that it flipped up and into the net to give the Raiders an early one-goal lead. The teams rode out the rest of the first with Colgate ahead by one, with Dartmouth (2-7-0, 1-5-0) having to deal with a flurry of Raider shots, most of which were blocked by Green defenders.
It became a 2-0 game early in the second went Anond Hoppner scored the eventual game-winner on a breakaway at 7:59. With just two seconds remaining on the power play, Dartmouth got one back at 14:45 when Shaunessy’s slapshot from the blueline made its way behind Julia Vandyk in net to cut the Raiders’ lead to one. The Big Green found their stride during the second period, outshooting the Raiders, 14-9, to make it 22-18 in Colgate’s favor overall.
Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the third, although it was not for want of trying. The Raiders outshot the Big Green, 9-5, and Chemago stopped all of Colgate’s attempts.
The Raiders had a 31-23 shot advantage throughout the game. The Big Green went 1-for-3 on the power play and held Colgate to 0-for-5. This is the third straight game that Dartmouth has not allowed a power-play marker.
The Big Green will next head to Ithaca for a 3 p.m. ECAC Hockey and Ivy League contest against Cornell on Saturday.