NASHVILLE - The eighth-ranked Colgate Raiders held off the Boston College women's hockey team for a 2-1 win on Friday afternoon in the first game of the Smashville NCAA Collegiate Women's Hockey Showcase at the Ford Ice Center. Goaltender Abigail Levy made a career-high 55 saves in the loss.
The Eagles will now face the loser of Minnesota-Mercyhurst tomorrow at 1 p.m.
The Raiders converted a penalty shot six minutes into the game and the 1-0 lead carried until midway through the third when Maddie Crowley-Cahill potted her first career goal. After pulling it even, the Eagles had a few more looks but it would be the Raiders that found the winner with five minutes to play.
No. 8 Colgate 2, RV Boston College 1
Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. CST/2:00 p.m. EST
Ford Ice Center Bellevue | Nashville
1st, 6:04 | 0-1, CU GOAL: On a penalty shot, Katie Chan deked Levy to the right post and squeezed it inside the post.
3rd, 8:15 | 1-1, BC GOAL: Jillian Fey carried the puck behind the net and up the right boards before slipping the puck to Maddie Crowley-Cahill at the point. Crowley-Cahill's shot was deflected high and into the upper right corner of the net.
3rd, 15:08 | 1-2, CU GOAL: From the right circle, Rosy Demers wristed a shot past a Levy's outstretched glove.
- Colgate had the 57-22 lead in shots on goal ... BC went 1-for-5 on the power play while Colgate was 0-for-5.
- BC now holds a record of 6-1-1 in the all-time series with Colgate ... head coach Katie Crowley is 4-1-1 against the Raiders.
- Abigail Levy made a career-high 55 saves for the Eagles ... it was the first 50+ save performance by a BC goaltender since Molly Schaus made 73 saves against Harvard on Feb. 6, 2007.
- Maddie Crowley-Cahill scored her first career goal ... she now has a career-long four-game point streak.
- Gaby Roy and Willow Corson picked up their seventh and eighth assists of the season, respectively.
- Kelly Browne led BC with 16 face-off wins on the day.
Boston College: 8-6-0
Boston College will face the loser of Minnesota-Mercyhurst tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Ford Ice Center.