Quinnipiac Tops Colgate

Quinnipiac Tops Colgate

HAMILTON, NY - No. 9 Quinnipiac women's ice hockey topped No. 8 Colgate, 2-0, on Friday night at Class of 1965 Arena, earning its second win of the season vs. a ranked opponent. Taylar Cianfarano (Oswego, New York) and Raquel Pennoyer (Rehoboth, Massachusetts) each scored in the win for the Bobcats.
 
With the win, Quinnipiac moves to 16-5-4 (9-3-2 ECAC) on the 2016-17 season. Colgate falls to 15-4-3 (6-3-1 ECAC) with the loss. The Bobcats are now 9-1-3 in their last 13 games. Both of Quinnipiac's wins vs. a ranked foe in 2016-17 have come against Colgate.
 
Goaltender Sydney Rossman (Excelsior, Minnesota) made 27 saves in net, collecting her sixth shutout of the season. She now has 24 career clean sheets, just one shy of tying the program's career record set by both Chelsea Laden ('15) and Victoria Vigilanti ('13).

Quinnipiac grabbed the game's first goal just 1:41 into action. Melissa Samoskevich (Sandy Hook, Connecticut) collected the puck in the defensive zone, carried it all the way up the left side of the ice and fired a shot on net. Colgate goalie Julia Vandyk deflected the puck with her pad, but Cianfarano was there to clean up the rebound and put it home to make it 1-0 Bobcats.
 
The goal is Cianfarano's 12th of the season, while Samoskevich is credited with her 11th assist of the year. Cianfarano now has a team-high 20 total points with the goal, while Samoskevich grabbed her 19th point on the helper.
 
The Bobcats then extended their lead to two goals with 4:03 left in the second period, as Pennoyer netted her second score of the season. Sarah Eve Coutu-Godbout (Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec) collected the puck along the boards and played it forward to Randi Marcon (Winnipeg, Manitoba), who collected the puck in stride. Marcon blasted a slap shot on net, and Pennoyer was there to poke home the deflection to make it 2-0.
 
Pennoyer now has two goals and three assists for five points on the year, while Marcon and Coutu-Godbout both picked up their second assists of the season on the play.

Quinnipiac held a 28-27 shots advantage, and won 27 of 46 faceoffs.
 
The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Saturday, traveling to Cornell to square off with the Big Red. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m.