By CHRIS MILLS
Just days after breaking into the Top-10 in the national rankings, the men’s icers took a step back over the weekend.
After cutting the deficit to just one goal in the final period, No. 9 Cornell (12-5-5, 8-4-4) let Colgate (14-11-3, 10-5-1) skate away, with a 6-1 victory in a Saturday night defeat at Starr Rink that snapped the Red’s season-best nine-game unbeaten streak.
“Coming off the two wins last week at home and the praise and everything the media poured upon us — [Colgate’s] a proud hockey team and losing [their previous] two games — we knew it was going to be a dogfight in here tonight,” said head coach Mike Schafer ’86. “It just unraveled on us and they played well.”
Backed by their home fans, the Raiders struck first, 11:41 into the opening period, and never trailed for the remainder of the game. Just two minutes later, a boarding penalty on the Red established a Colgate power play and in the closing seconds of five-on-four action Darcy Murphy added a second goal for the Raiders on a tip-in.
Mandy Guo / Staff PhotographerHelping hand | Junior forward Cole Bardreau assisted on the Red’s ony goal of the game.