HAMILTON, N.Y. (1/13/12) - Five different players scored as the Princeton women's hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to five, with a 5-3 win over Colgate on Friday, Jan. 13 at Starr Rink.
The Tigers scored twice within 36 seconds less then six minutes into the game to take a 2-0 lead.
Sophomore Denna Laing put away a Sally Butler rebound at 5:04 with junior Alex Kinney getting an assist. Junior Corey Stearns would score in similar fashion 36 seconds later with her first goal of the season. Stearns she knocked in an Ali Pankowski shot with senior Paula Romanchuk getting credit for the feed to Pankowski.The Raiders quickly called a timeout to regroup.
After a scoreless second period, Colgate would even the game with two goals to start the third period.
This time it would be Princeton calling a timeout that would be the turning point of the game. The Tigers didn't need a deja vu of what happened at Baker Rink earlier this season, when Princeton had a 3-0 lead that was erased by Colgate as the Raiders went on to win 6-4.
The Tigers regained the lead four minutes after taking the timeout, and scored three goals within 1:56 to take a 5-2 edge.
Sophomore Rose Alleva scored her first career goal as she capitalized on Princeton's third power-play opportunity at 15:50 with help from Butler and senior Charissa Stadnyk. Butler earned her third point of the evening with the game-winning goal at 16:24 with senior Heather Landry, and Kinney had an unassisted empty-net goal at 17:46.
Rachel Walsh would score a 6x4 goal in the final minute for Colgate put it was too little to late.
Senior Rachel Weber made 24 saves in her eighth win of the season, as the Tigers improve to 8-9-4 overall and remain in third place in the league with a 7-6-2 mark.
Kimberly Sass stopped 27 for the Raiders who drop to 8-13-1 overall and 3-7-1 in the ECAC.
The Tigers were 1 for 3 on the power play and 3 for 4 on the penalty kill, as they outshot Colgate 32-27.
Princeton will face No. 3 Cornell tomorrow, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. The Big Red topped Quinnipiac 4-1 this evening.