After falling to Ohio State 3-4 Friday, the Colgate Women’s Hockey downed the Buckeyes 5-2 Saturday, Oct. 6.
Down 2-0 after the first period of play, Colgate came out with guns blazing in the second frame, scoring just 36 seconds into the period.
Freshman Nemo Neubauerova was responsible for the beginning of the Colgate comeback, as she tipped a puck to herself at the defending blue line and then wired a shot past the Buckeye netminder off the post and in. It was the first-year’s second tally of the season.
Four minutes later, Malia Schneider sent a shot towards goal that found a way past a horde of bodies to Delani MacKay who tipped it into the net.
The onslaught continued ten minutes later when Shae Labbe got on the board for the first time of the day. Just like the team’s second goal, she sent a long shot through a heavy screen that found its way into the back of the net. The score stayed 3-2 heading into the third period.
Thanks to the stellar play of junior goalie Liz Auby, who was making her first appearance of the season, the Raiders were able to salt away the victory in the third period. Auby made 17 of her career-high 38 saves in the closing stanza and Coralie Larose and Labbe added insurance goals to finish off the Buckeyes.
The Raiders travel to Boston next weekend for games against Northeasten Friday and Saturday.