Friday, January 13, 2012

Princeton Routes No. 12 Colgate

Was at Baker Rink on Friday night, as Princeton used four second-period goals to break a 1-1 tie and rout No. 12 Colgate by a 6-2 count.

Freshman forward and New Jersey native Aaron Kesselman tallied two goals and an assist for the Tigers, including the game-winning goal at 6:53 of the second stanza. That goal came just 16 seconds after classmate Matt Farris scored on a semi-breakaway to give Princeton (6-10-4, 5-8-1 ECAC) a lead it wouldn't relinquish. Sophomore forward and leading scorer Jack Berger also scored twice for the Tigers, including a power-play marker and a shorthanded score, while junior Will MacDonald set up two goals. Junior goaltender Mike Condon made 26 saves in picking up the win for Princeton.

Senior wing Austin Smith scored both goals for visiting Colgate (12-7-2, 6-3-0 ECAC), which has dropped three straight contests after a seven-game unbeaten streak to end 2011. Sophomore netminder Eric Mihalik had 23 stops in defeat for the Raiders, who were outshot, 29-28, and surrendered two power-play goals and a shorthanded tally.

Princeton now hosts Cornell on Saturday, while Colgate travels to Quinnipiac.

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