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Hamilton, N.Y. - The women's ice hockey team came back from a one goal defecit on two different occasions to tie Colgate, 5-5. Five different Friars scored. Senior Cherie Hendrickson (Boxford, Mass.) registered two points off of a goal and an assist, while junior Erin Normore (Cambridge, Ont.) notched two assists in the game.
Hendrickson got the Friars on the board first, as she scored at 10:05 of the first period. Normore was credited with an assist on the goal. But the Red Raiders of Colgate answered back when Nicole McDonald, off of an Evan Minnick assist, tied the score at 1-1, which held up through the remainder of the first period.
After the break, Colgate took the lead when Hannah Milan scored a short-handed tally just 47 seconds into the period. Providence's Alyse Ruff (Tualatin, Ore.) produced the game's second tie when she scored her first collegiate goal at 15:28. But Colgate regained the lead at 19:13 when Minnick scored, with an assist going to Laura Jansen. Colgate thus held a 3-2 lead at the second intermission.
The Friars came out and scored three straight goals to open the third period. The first goal of the period, making it 3-3, was scored by Kathleen Smith (Waterloo, Ont.), with an assist going to Hendrickson. Smith's goal was scored just seven seconds into the third. Junior Katy Beach (Cleveland, Ohio) gave the Friars the lead back when, at 6:17, she scored her first of the season, with assists from Rachel Crissy (Napervill, Ill.) and Normore. Junior Brittany Simpson (Barrie, Ont) then scored her first of the season just over a minute later, at 7:24, giving the Friars a 5-3 advantage. The goal was assited by classmate Colleen Martin (Woburn, Mass.). But the Raiders fought back and made the score 5-4 when Elin Brown notched a power play goal at 9:15. Milan and Katie Stewart were credited with assists on the play. Colgate's Ali Edell scored at 15:25, evening the score once again. PC put three shots on goal in the extra stanza, but were unable to score.
PC's Danielle Ciarletta (Blaine, Minn.) made 27 stops in the game, while Colgate's Lisa Plenderleith made 20 saves.
The Friars return to action tomorrow, October 20, against No. 4/5 ranked St. Lawrence in Canton, N.Y. The game will start at 7:00 p.m.