No. 8 Quinnipiac Down No. 5 Colgate

HAMDEN, Conn. – No. 8/8 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey defeated No. 5/5 Colgate, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Arena in Hamden – earning its first win against a ranked opponent this year.
 
The Bobcats improve to 10-4-2 (5-2-1 ECAC Hockey) with the victory, while Colgate falls to 12-2-1 (5-2-1 ECAC Hockey). Quinnipiac recorded a season-high 36 shots in the win.
 
Sophomore Kenzie Lancaster (Waxhaw, North Carolina) paced the Bobcats offensively with two goals, while freshman Kenzie Prater (Hudson, Wisconsin) grabbed an empty-netter at the end of the third period.
 
Freshman goaltender Abbie Ives (Bedford Hills, New York) made 18 stops in her first collegiate career start, helping the Bobcats increase their undefeated streak to four games.
 
Quinnipiac got on the board just 6:21 into the first period. Danielle Marmer (Dorset, Vermont) skated behind the Colgate net with the puck, then placed it out in front of the net to Lancaster, who one-timed the pass into the back of the net to make it 1-0. The assist was Marmer's first of the season, and her eighth career point.
 
Colgate tied things just 7:35 into the second stanza. Bailey Larson grabbed a power-play goal for the Raiders from out in front of the net for her seventh score of the year to make it 1-1. Breanne Wilson-Bennett was credited with the assist.
 
Lancaster grabbed the game-winner – a shorthanded goal – 6:23 into the third period. She jumped a Colgate pass on the penalty kill, then streaked down the right side of the ice with the puck and put it into the lower-right portion of the goal to make it 2-1 Quinnipiac. Lancaster now has five career goals, all of which have come in the last eight games. The goal is the first shorthanded goal for the Bobcats since Oct. 12, 2014.
 
Prater chipped in with an empty-net score with just 16 seconds remaining. Meghan Turner fed the puck up ice to Prater, recording her team-high 10th assist on the year. Prater now has four goals in her first 16 games with the Bobcats.
 
The Bobcats are back in action next weekend, hosting the Nutmeg Classic at High Point Solutions Arena on Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26. Quinnipiac takes on Merrimack in the first round of the tournament on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. The winner will take on the winner of UConn/Yale in Saturday's championship game.