Freshman forward Amanda Pelkey had an assist for the Catamounts

HAMILTON, N.Y. - Brittany Phillips had three goals and one assist as Colgate cruised to a 5-1 win over Vermont in non-conference action at Starr Rink Saturday afternoon.

The Raiders opened the scoring 4:18 into the first period with a power play goal from Phillips. Taylor Volpe assisted Phillip's team leading 17th point of the season.

After a tight first period Colgate broke the game open in the second period. The Raiders outshot Vermont 15-4 and scored three times. Volpe scored her fifth goal of the season on the power play and Phillips scored two even strength goals to give Colgate a commanding 4-0 lead going into the third.

The Raiders added an insurance marker 12:52 into the third period. Rachel Walsh scored her second of the season to push the Colgate lead to five. The Raiders came into the game having scored eight goals in their last two games and their offense kept it up against Vermont.

Vermont did get one back in the final minute of regulation. On the power play freshman forward Klara Myren scored her third of the season at 19:38 of the third period. Meghan Huertas and Amanda Pelkey were credited with assists on the play.

Colgate's Kimberly Sass made 19 saves to earn her sixth win of the season, Kelci Lanthier made 29 saves on the day for Vermont.

The win moves Colgate to 6-9-1 overall and 2-4-1 in Hockey East play. The loss drops Vermont to 2-10-4 and 2-6-0 in league play.

Vermont closes out its two-game set against Colgate tomorrow at 2 p.m.

NOTES: All of Vermont's offense in its last two games has come on the power play ... Amanda Pelkey now leads the team in scoring with three goals and seven assists for 10 points ... Vermont has dropped six straight games since defeating New Hampshire on the road on November 3.