First Place on the Line at Penn State

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Game Details: Friday, February 3, 6 pm Syracuse, N.Y. and Saturday, February 4, 2 pm, University Park, Pa.

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A battle for first place in the College Hockey America standings is on the line this weekend. Syracuse will travel to Penn State for a two-game series on Friday, February 4th (6 p.m.) and Saturday, February 5th (2 p.m.) at Pegula Ice Arena.

 

THE SERIES

This is the 42nd meeting between the teams with Syracuse leading the series 29-5-7. In November, ‘Cuse split the series with the Nittany Lions where graduate student Victoria Klimek recorded a hat-trick to lead the Orange to a victory. Live stats will be available for both games on Cuse.com.

 

200th WIN

Syracuse’s win against Lindenwood on Saturday, Jan. 29 was the 200th in program history and for head coach Paul Flanagan at Syracuse. Flanagan, who also coached at St. Lawrence for nine years, has 430 career victories. Flanagan became Syracuse’s head coach in 2008-09 when the program was launched.

 

UNBEATEN IN JANUARY

The Orange recorded a 5-0-1 record in January, including beating St. Cloud in the Battle at the Burgh championship on Jan. 2. Syracuse swept RIT and Lindenwood and beat Boston University in the first round of the Battle at the Burgh.

RECORD SETTING!

Senior Abby Moloughney owns the Syracuse record for games with three or more points. She has 28 multi-point games in her Orange careeer.  She has eight multi-point games in 2021-22, which ties for fourth on the single-season record list. Graduate student Jessica DiGirolamo set the Syracuse record for career assists by a defenseman with a pair of helpers against Lindenwood on Jan. 28. She now holds the SU records for goals (32), assists (59) and points (91) by a defenseman.

 

TOP 20 SCORERS

Senior Abby Moloughney is poised to become the fourth player in Syracuse history to record more than 100 career points. She has 99 points in 118 games. There are four current Orange on the SU top 20 career scoring record list. There are four current Orange on the SU top 20 career scoring record list, including Moloughney, defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo, forward Lauren Bellefontaine and forward Victoria Klimek.

 

LAST TIME OUT

Syracuse (11-9-5 overall, 9-3 CHA) celebrated Senior Day last weekend with a sweep against Lindenwood and recorded the program’s 200th win. The Orange had six different players score in Friday night’s 6-1 win and graduate student Victoria Klimek scored the game-winning goal for the Orange in a 4-3 on Saturday. Goaltender Allison Small recorded a season-high 35 saves in the second game.

 

THE OPPONENT

Penn State (14-8-3, 7-2-1) won a pair of games against Mercyhurst last weekend. Senior forward Natalie Heising leads the Nittany Lions with 18 goals and 16 assists this season. Sophomore goaltender Josie Bothun has 513 saves.

 

ORANGE IN THE OLYMPICS

Akane Hosoyamada ’15 is playing for Team Japan in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. It is her second Olympic games with Team Japan. A two-time College Hockey America selection, Hosoyamada served as a Syracuse captain in 2014-15. She also earned academic recognition on the 2015 CHA All-Academic Team. Hosoyamada tallied an assist in Japan’s 3-1 opening game victory against Sweden on Feb. 3. Team Japan plays again on Feb. 5 against Denmark at 3:40 am ET. This is the fifth Winter Olympic games with a Syracuse presence. Stefanie Marty ’11 played for Switzerland in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Olympic Games. Marty,  made history as Syracuse Athletics’ first Winter Olympian. At Syracuse Marty was a two-time captain and an alternate captain in her three years wearing the Block S and still ranks among the top 10 goal scorers in program history. She earned 2011 CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.

UP NEXT

The Orange will travel to Mercyhurst for their last series in the regular season on Friday, Feb. 11th (3 pm) and Saturday, Feb. 12th (2 pm).

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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.


 

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