On Friday night, the Princeton women’s hockey team (12-6-3, 8-4-2 ECAC) traveled to Ithaca, N.Y., to battle against the Big Red (10-5-2, 6-2-2 ECAC). While the Tigers fought hard for the win, the match ended in a tie between the two Ivy League rivals. The first goal was made at the 14:09 mark by sophomore forward Karlie Lund, who took a rebound behind the net, circled in front and lifted it past Cornell’s goalie at the right post. The Orange and Black followed this with several attempts on goal, but Cornell goaltender Paula Voorheis stayed strong with a two-period save total of 29. Big Red played aggressively in the second period, but Princeton was unable to transfer the man-advantage opportunities into goals. With 1:02 left in the game, Cornell’s Micah Hart skated the puck into the neutral zone and fed a pass to Hannah Bunton on the right wing for a goal to tie the game. Both teams remained scoreless in the five-minute overtime period and the game ended in a tie.
While the team did not achieve the success it hoped for on Friday, Saturday was a victorious night in Hamilton, N.Y., against Colgate University (15-5-3; 6-4-1 ECAC). Princeton came out strong from the start, with a goal from freshman forward Carly Bullock with just under four minutes remaining in the first period. Colgate’s Bailey Larson responded quickly after getting a rebound from her own team with 1:55 left in the period. Bullock scored a second goal in the next period and a third in the fourth to achieve her second hat trick of the season. The Tigers’ other two goals came from senior forward Molly Contini in the third period and an empty net goal from Lund in the fourth.
The Tigers have remained unbeaten for their past ten games and look to continue with their next game against Quinnipiac on Jan. 31.