CANTON, N.Y. — Colgate sophomore wing Paul Kelley snapped a rising shot just under the crossbar with 1:46 to go in regulation to lift the Raiders to a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over St. Lawrence Friday night.
Colgate, now 7-13-0 overall and 5-6-0, trailed 2-1 going into the third period, but outscored the Saints in the final 20 minutes to snap a three-game St. Lawrence unbeaten streak. The Saints fell to 6-14-0 overall and 4-6-0 in the ECAC.
After a scoreless first period, defensemen took over the offense early in the second. Colgate sophomore blueliner Rob Brown scored his fifth goal of the season on a slapshot from the blue line that went in off Saint goalie Kevin Ackley’s glove at 1:46, but the Saints stormed back to take a 2-1 lead with goals 46 seconds apart by a pair of freshmen defensemen.
Jim Hakewill scored his second of the year from right in front off Rich Peverley’s feed from behind the net at 6:53, and Jimmy Ball converted Russ Bartlett’s pass for his second goal of the year on a shot from the top of the faceoff circle at 7:39.
Freshman Adam Mitchell tied the game for the Raiders 7:14 into the third period when he chipped the puck off the side of the net and poked it past Ackley on a Colgate power play, but the Saints went ahead again at 12:39 when senior defenseman Ray DiLauro put a slapshot past Colgate goalie David Cann and into the upper corner of the net for his first goal of the year.
Colgate tied it at 3-3 when sophomore Kyle Doyle batted a rebound out of the air and past Ackley for his fourth of the season at 15:02 and Kelley scored the game winner just 3:12 later.
The Saints had an apparent tying goal waved off with 14.5 seconds to go when the referee said that he blew his whistle before the puck went into the net.
Cann finished with 32 saves for Colgate while Ackley had 35 stops for the Saints.