HAMILTON, N.Y. — Colgate snapped a three-game winless streak with a 4-2 defeat of Mercyhurst in a non-conference matchup in Starr Rink Saturday evening.
Colgate (4-11-3) received two goals by freshman Kyle Doyle and multiple-point efforts from Sean Nolan and Cory Murphy. Doyle gave the Red Raiders a 1-0 lead just 25 seconds into the game when he connected off feeds from Murphy and Nolan.
Nolan put Colgate ahead 2-0 with his 13th goal of the season from Bryan Long and Chad MacDonald just 24 seconds into the second period. Then Etienne Morin extended the
lead to 3-0 with his fifth goal of the year from Murphy just over a minute later.
After outshooting Mercyhurst 33-13 after two periods, it looked as though the Red Raiders would continue to add the their lead. However, the Lakers’ goaltender Peter Aubry put the lock on the net with key saves in the third period (38 on the evening) and Eric Ellis and Peter Ryshoven scored markers to cut the Colgate lead to 3-2 with 9:15 to go in the game.
The game stood that way until the final 1:36 when Mercyhurst (8-5-2) pulled their goaltender for the extra attacker, but Doyle extinguished all Laker hopes with his second of the game on the empty-net at 18:59 to ice the game 4-2.