Syracuse forward Rayla Clemons scored her second goal of the season in the Orange’s 5-1 loss at Vermont on Saturday. The sophomore, who has five career goals, cut the Vermont lead to two, 3-1, with 32 seconds remaining in the second period on an assist from junior Anna Leschyshyn. Vermont responded with a goal 27 seconds later and added the final score with 21 seconds left in the game. Syracuse (5-7-3 overall, 4-2 CHA) will host conference foe Mercyhurst in a two-game series on December 3rd and 4th at Tennity Ice Pavilion.
“We had a good first period but did not cash in on our opportunities,” said head coach Paul Flanagan. “After we gave up the two goals in the second period Rayla scored to get us back in it and then we gave up the goal right at the end of the period. We had good chances in the third but could not score. Vermont is an experienced team so it was good for us to have this series at this point in the season.”
The Catamounts (8-6-2) scored the first three goals of the game before Clemons goal made the score 3-1. Syracuse graduate student Allison Small recorded 15 saves in goal.
Syracuse will host Mercyhurst and Princeton on back-to-back weekends. Mercyhurst visits Tennity Ice Pavilion for a CHA series on Dec. 3rd (7 pm) and 4th (3 pm) and Princeton comes to Syracuse for a non-conference series on Dec. 10th (6 pm ) and Dec. 11th (2 pm). Admission to Orange ice hockey games is free. All fans attending games must adhere to Syracuse University’s COVID-19 policy, which can be found here. The games will be streamed on Cuse.com.
50 YEARS OF SYRACUSE WOMEN’S ATHLETICS
Orange alumni, fans and friends are invited to share in a year-long celebration of 50 years of Syracuse University women’s athletics. Events and special recognition of all female student-athletes who have donned the Block S to represent Syracuse University and the Athletics Department since 1971-72 will be held throughout the 2021-22 seasons. As we celebrate this history, we acknowledge those who have gone before us to set the standard we strive to achieve today so we can pave the way for the future. We reflect on the history of women in sport, admire their sacrifices, recognize their contributions and accomplishments, and honor their legacy.