|1st||5:35||MER||1-0||EV||Katelyn Rae (5)||Mikyla Grant-Mentis/3|
|1st||16:52||CLG||1-1||PP||Breanne Wilson-Bennett (2)||Megan Sullivan/1, Cat Quirion/1|
|2nd||17:29||CLG||2-1||PP||Cat Quirion (2)||Olivia Zafuto/2, Megan Sullivan/2|
|2nd||19:47.4||CLG||3-1||EV||Shelby Perry (2)||Megan Sullivan/3, Annika Zalewski/2|
|3rd||7:01||MER||2-3||EV||Jackie Pieper (1)||Allison Sexton/2|
|3rd||9:30||MER||3-3||EV||Katelyn Rae (6)||Mikyla Grant-Mentis/4|
|3rd||19:42.8||CLG||4-3||PP EA GW||Olivia Zafuto (1)||Bailey Larson/4, Cat Quirion/2|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Léa-Kristine Demers (L, 1-2-0)||60:00||4||13||9||17||39|
|Liz Auby (W, 1-0-0)||59:46||3||1||6||4||11|
HAMILTON, N.Y. - Despite a two-goal comeback in the third period to tie the game at 3-3, the Merrimack College women's ice hockey team fell victim to a goal with just 12 seconds remaining in the game from No. 7/8 Colgate as the Warriors fell to the Raiders in New York on Friday night, 4-3.
Score: #7/8 Colgate 4, Merrimack 3
Records: Merrimack (1-2, 0-0 HEA) | #7/8 Colgate (3-0, 0-0 ECAC)
Location: Class of 1965 Arena | Hamilton, N.Y.
How It Happened
- Rae would pick up right where she left off last weekend, scoring the first goal of the game just 5:35 into the first period after netting four goals last weekend, including the program's first hat trick. Her fifth goal of the season would come off a feed from freshman Mikyla Grant-Mentis (Brampton, Ontario) to put the Warriors up 1-0.
- It appeared Colgate would answer just four minutes later to tie the game at 1-1 after crashing the net while having extra attacker on the ice for a delayed penalty on Merrimack. After a long review from the referees, the Colgate goal would be reversed for goalie interference to keep the Warriors up 1-0 halfway through the first.
- Penalties would hurt the Warriors on Friday with the first wound coming late in the opening period, as the Raiders would net a power-play goal with 3:08 to play in the first frame, tying the game at 1-1 heading into the first intermission.
- The Raiders would strike for two goals in the final 2:31 of the second period, with the first again coming on the power play to give Colgate its first lead of the game late in the middle frame. While it appeared the Warriors would head to the third down one, Colgate would add another goal with just 13 seconds remaining in the second to extend its lead to two goals.
- Seven minutes into the final period, the Warriors deficit would in half thanks to the first of the season from redshirt sophomore Jackie Pieper (Edina, Minn.), putting Merrimack down just one goal with 13 minute to play in the third.
- Rae hot start to the season would continue with her second multi-goal game in just three contests this season, tying the game at 3-3 just 2:29 after Pieper's score to give the Warriors a chance for their second straight road win with 10:30 remaining.
- As they were in the first two periods, the Warriors would again be caught on the wrong end of penalties. With the game still tied at three, Merrimack would be called for an infraction and be down a player for the final 1:38 of the third. The Raiders would score on a 6-on-4 with their goalie pulled, netting the game-winner with just 12 seconds remaining to fend off the upset from the Warriors.
Inside The Numbers
- As of the end of Friday's night game, Rae sits alone at the top spot in the country with six goals on the year. She has been remarkably efficient this year as she has scored the six goals on just 17 shots, succeeding on over a third of her attempts.
- Grant-Mentis continues to be a playmaker for Rae's hot start, assisting on both of her goals in Friday's effort. She now has registered two consecutive two-assist games for a team-high four assists, with three of the helpers coming on scores from Rae.
- Freshman goaltender Léa-Kristine Demers (Repentigny, Quebec) again impressed in just her third-career outing on Friday, making 39 stops for a career-high. She's averaging 31 saves per game through three starts.
- Goaltenders: L - Demers (1-1, 25 saves) | W - Auby (1-0, 11 saves)
- Power Plays: Merrimack (0-4) | Colgate (3-12)
- SOG: MC - 14 | CU - 43
The Warriors return to the ice at Colgate tomorrow at noon.