Game Details: Saturday, October 23rd, 1:30 p.m., Maryland Heights, Mo.
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Maryland Heights, Mo. — Senior Abby Moloughney scored a pair of goals and had one assist and graduate student Jessica DiGirolamo tallied a goal and an assist to lead Syracuse in a 3-1 victory at Lindenwood in the College Hockey America opener in the Centene Community Ice Center in Maryland Heights, Mo. Syracuse (2-4-2 overall, 1-0 CHA) scored three unanswered goals in the second and third periods to secure the victory.
Orange goaltender Arielle DeSmet recorded 34 saves in the game, including turning away multiple Lindenwood shots in a span of one minute after LU’s Katlin Finnegan hit the crossbar on a penalty shot with 6:23 left in the game.
“The veterans were key for us today,” said head coach Paul Flanagan. “Jessica and Abby provided the scoring and we relied on Arielle on a few defensive sequences in the third period. To open conference play on the road and get two points is important. We have to make sure we recognize what we need to do better tomorrow.”
The Orange and Lions (0-7, 0-1) will play the second game of the weekend series on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Centene Community Ice Center. The game will be streamed live on Stretch.com.
In the second period, after Lindenwood scored the first goal of the game, Moloughney tied score, 1-1, with her power play goal, which was assisted by DiGirolamo and freshman Sarah Marchand.
DiGirolamo gave the Orange a 2-1 lead when she gathered a rebound and shot it past LU goalie Julia Maguire with less than 12 minutes remaining in the game. Moloughney and senor Lauren Bellefontaine assisted on the goal. In the final minute of play Moloughney sealed the victory on an empty net goal. She leads the Orange with five goals this season and is tied for eighth on the Syracuse career goals scored record list. The assistant captain is tied for seventh on the Orange career points record list with 81. DiGirolamo’s two points gives her 79 in her career, which ranks 10th on the Syracuse record list, and her 51 career assists ties for eighth.