Game Details: Thursday, March 10 (6 pm) Syracuse, N.Y.
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The 2022 College Hockey America (CHA) champion Syracuse Orange will face Quinnipiac in the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal on Thursday, March 10th at 6 pm at the Ohio State Ice Rink. The winner will advance to the Regional Final play top-seed Ohio State on Saturday, March 12th at 5 pm. The Regional Semifinal game will be available to stream on Big Ten+.
‘Cuse secured the program’s second NCAA Tournament appearance with a 3-2 overtime victory against Mercyhurst in the CHA Championship on February 26th.
The Orange and the Bobcats meet for the ninth time. Syracuse won the most recent meeting, 4-0, at Tennity Ice Pavilion in 2011-12, and has won three of the eight games in the series.
2022 NCAA REGIONAL SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 10
Regional Semifinals (6 p.m.): Syracuse vs. Quinnipiac
Saturday, March 12
Regional Finals (5 p.m.): Regional semifinal winner vs. #1 seed Ohio State
SYRACUSE IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
Syracuse will play in its second NCAA Tournament in program history on March 10/11. The Orange earned the College Hockey America automatic bid with the 2022 tournament championship victory against Mercyhurst.
Syracuse played in the 2019 NCAA Tournament as the CHA Tournament Champions. That season the Orange lost to #1 seed Wisconsin, 4-0, in the NCAA Tournament. Seven members of this year’s team played on the 2018-19 NCAA Tournament team, including: Lauren Bellefontaine, Shelby Calof, Jessica DiGirolamo, Victoria Klimek, Marielle McHale, Abby Moloughney and Allison Small.
Syracuse won the College Hockey America Championship with a 3-2 overtime victory against Mercyhurst on February 26th in front of a sellout crowd at Tennity Ice Pavilion. Sophomore Sarah Thompson scored the game-winning goal off a rebound shot from Jessica DiGirolamo. Senior Abby Moloughney earned the CHA Championship Most Valuable Player Award, and she earned a spot on the CHA All-Tournament Team, along with defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo and goaltender Arielle DeSmet.
Syracuse also secured the program’s first College Hockey America regular season championship. The Orange claimed the title with a 4-1 win at Mercyhurst on February 12, earning the top seed and the right to host the 2022 CHA Tournament. Syracuse finished with an 11-4-1 conference record (.719 points percentage). The league used points percentage to determine the league champion and tournament seeding.
STRONG IN 2022
The Orange posted a 9-1-2 record in the 2022 calendar year, including a 5-0-1 mark in January. It is the first time in program history that the Orange have not lost a game in January.
Senior Abby Moloughney set the Syracuse record for points by a senior. She is Syracuse’s leading scorer with 32 points (17 goals/15 assists), which breaks the standard of 30 set by Melissa Piacentini in her final campaign in 2015-16.
Moloughney’s 17 goals is also a record for a Syracuse senior.
At Penn State (Feb. 5th) she recorded her 100th career point, becoming the fourth Syracuse skater in program history to achieve that milestone.
SPECIAL TEAMS STRENGTH
Syracuse ranks ninth nationally with 22 power play goals and 13th in power play percentage (.188), and is 10th in the nation in penalty kill percentage (.894). Senior Abby Moloughney is SU’s most opportunistic player on the power play with six goals this season, which ties for ninth nationally. She has 14 career power play goals, which ranks fourth in SU history. Graduate student Jessica DiGirolamo is tied for eighth with 10 career PPG.
Quinnipiac (25-9-3 overall, 15-7 ECAC) earned an NCAA Tournament at-large bid. The Bobcats lost to #3 Colgate in the ECAC Hockey Semifinals on March 4th. Sophomore Olivia Mobley leads the team with 17 goals and 14 assists, and junior Sadie Peart trails right behind with 13 goals and 18 assists for the season. Goaltender Corinne Schroeder has 624 saves for the season, and ranks #3 in NCAA save percentage.
SYRACUSE BY THE NUMBERS IN 2021-22
1: Syracuse leads the CHA in power play percentage, power play goals and penalty kill percentage.
4: Victoria Klimek’s four points against Penn State are the most in a game by a Syracuse player this season.
9: Syracuse ranks ninth nationally in power play goals (22) and shorthanded goals (3).
The Orange is 10th in the country in penalty kill percentage (.894).
11: Arielle DeSmet ranks 11th nationally in save percentage (.937).
Lauren Bellefontaine ranks 11th nationally in face-off wins with 399.
17: Abby Moloughney’s 17 goals leads SU.
29: Abby Moloughney owns the Syracuse record for multi-point games with 29.
32: Abby Moloughney has a team-best 32 points.
74: Jessica DiGirolamo leads SU with 74 blocks.
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.