Women’s Hockey Semifinals Preview


Kaylyn Terry

WHOK Game One against Clarkson.

Brandon Murdock

On Friday evening, the No. 4 Quinnipiac Bobcats will be taking on the No.3 Colgate Raiders in a semi-final matchup of the ECAC Hockey tournament. 

This game will be played at a neutral site at Ingalls Rink in New Haven, Connecticut. 

The Bobcats, who trail the all-time series to Colgate 16-23-5, will look to get some revenge and pick up a huge playoff win.  

These two teams split their two regular season matchups, (A 4-0 Bobcats win and a 4-3 OT Raiders win), and will use Friday’s matchup not only to decide the season series, but as a chance to take a step towards winning the ECAC championship. 

The Bobcats have been as good as advertised recently, with wins in six of their last seven contests including a dominant two-game sweep over Clarkson in the ECAC quarterfinals.  

Two players for the Bobcats to look out for in this one will be sophomore forward Olivia Mobley, who recorded two goals and two assists in the quarterfinals. Also, graduate goalie Corinne Schroeder will be one to watch. She recorded 75 saves and only allowed one goal in the two games of the  quarterfinal matchup.  

The Raiders have been on a roll themselves, as they have won seven in a row, including a two-game sweep over Cornell in their quarterfinal matchup. 

Players to look out for on the Raiders side are a trio of forwards, sophomore Kalty Kaltounkova, junior Danielle Serdachny, and sophomore Dara Greig 

This trio combined for 142 points in the regular season, (Kaltounkova: 26 goals and 25 assists, Serdachny: 15 goals and 35 assists, and Greig: 20 goals and 21 assists). They also combined for six points in their quarterfinal matchup. 

The Bobcats, who have been terrific defensively this season, allowing just 52 goals in 36 games, will have their work cut out for them in this one. 

While both teams are stout defensively, they are both more than capable of lighting up the scoreboard. With this, fans can expect this game to be played at a fast pace and with a high degree of physicality.  

Expect the arena to be jumping and loud as ever for puck drop at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. As these teams will look to reach the championship and play the winner of No. 2 Yale and No. 8 Princeton.