Women’s Hockey Falls To No. 9/9 Colgate, 4-1, in Game One of ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals

Daniels has scored in four straight games, with six goals in the span (Gil Talbot).

HAMILTON, N.Y. – Skating in the opening contest of the ECAC Hockey tournament, Harvard women's hockey could not overcome an early deficit and fell, 4-1, to No. 9/9 Colgate on Friday afternoon at Starr Arena.

Junior Sydney Daniels tallied the lone Crimson (16-11-3) goal, netting her team-leading 19th score of the year. With the goal, Daniels extended her point streak to four games, and has now scored in seven of the past 10 outings. Senior Emerance Maschmeyer tallied 36 saves, her most since Jan. 29 vs. Quinnipiac.

Colgate (21-7-7) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring twice off the stick of Megan Sullivan. The first came at 1:57 in the opening frame, assisted by Chelsea Jacques and Lauren Wildfang, while the second came at 5:56 in the first with helpers from Bailey Larson and Nicole Gass.

Daniels pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 at 10:57 in the second frame, roofing a shot from the right side after wrapping around the back of the net. Sophomore Karly Heffernan freed the puck along the boards after playing a give and go with Daniels, allowing the winger to break free for the goal. Heffernan earned her 16th assist of the year on the play.

The Raiders tallied a pair of goals in the final frame from Breanne Wilson-Bennett and Annika Zalewski to secure the victory.

Harvard and Colgate return to the ice on Saturday, Feb. 27 to square off in the second game of the series at Starr Arena. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m., and will broadcast on Campus Insiders and the Patriot League Network.