Freshman Carly Bullock net her second career hat trick as Princeton skated to a 5-1 win over No. 9 Colgate this afternoon at Class of 1965 Arena. The Tigers remain unbeaten in their last 10 games, going 8-0-2.
Bullock net the first, and fifth goal as well as the game winning goal as the Tigers post a season sweep of Colgate. Princeton defeated then-ranked No. 5 Colgate 7-2 in November as well.
Bullock put Princeton on the board first at 16:49 when she redirected a Stephanie Sucharda drive through the five hole of Julia Vandyk. Senior Molly Contini earned the secondary assist, pushing the puck to the point to Sucharda.
The lead was short lived as Bailey Larson knotted it up 1:16 later. Kaila Pinkney took a shot from the left point in front of a screen, and the puck deflected off of Shannon Oreml in the slot and popped free to the weak side where Bailey Larson one-timed it backdoor.
Bullock had the lone goal of the second period, which would stand as the game winner with Karlie Lund and Contini assisting. Lund used her speed to chase down a loose puck behind the goal and pushed it ahead where it went off a few skates before Bullock got it in the slot and roofed it over the shoulder of Vandyk.
After assisting on the first two goals, Contini scored the third on the power play at 11:14 of the third. Senior Cassidy Tucker had the puck in the right circle and cycled around before putting the puck out to the blue line to Sucharda. Sucharda’s shot was blocked by a defender by Contini was on the doorstep to put away the rebound.
The Raiders called a timeout at 16:39 and pulled Vandyk to try to close the gap. Lund and Bullock both tallied empty-net goals at 16:45 and 18:45 instead to push the Tigers up 5-1.
Steph Neatby grabbed her seventh win of the season making 34 saves.
Princeton was 1 for 3 on the power play, while Colgate was 0 for 3.
Vandyk stopped 17 shots for the Raiders, who drop to 15-5-3 and 6-4-1 in the league.