Orange Back on the Ice For RIT Series


Game Details: Friday, January 21st, 7 PM Syracuse, N.Y. and Saturday, January 22nd, 3 PM, Rochester, N.Y.

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Syracuse returns to the ice for a home-and-home series against RIT on Friday and Saturday. The Orange will host the Tigers at 7 p.m. on Friday, their first game back in Tennity Ice Pavilion since December 11th. Syracuse leads the series, 24-11-4, and won the first two meetings this season. Freshman Sarah Marchand scored the game-winner in overtime to give the Orange a 3-2 victory in the first game and seven different players scored in Syracuse’s 7-0 victory at RIT in the second game.

Admission to Orange ice hockey games is free. All fans attending must adhere to Syracuse University’s COVID-19 policy, which can be found here. Fans can watch Friday’s game free on and Saturday’s game on StretchTV.


The Orange (7-9-5 overall, 5-3-0-1 College Hockey America) won the ‘Battle at the Burgh’ with a 5-2 victory against St. Cloud State at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Pittsburgh, Pa. on January 2, which was the last time they played. Syracuse goalie Arielle DeSmet won the tournament Most Valuable Player award and was named to the all-tournament team along with teammates Shelby CalofJessica DiGirolamo and Abby Moloughney.

DeSmet recorded 63 saves in the two games and turned away all four shots in the shootout against Boston University in the semifinal game on Saturday. Moloughney scored three goals and had one assist in the tournament, while Calof tallied one goal and one assist, in addition to scoring a shoot-out goal in the first game on Saturday to propel the Orange to the championship game. DiGirolamo recorded three assists in the two games.


RIT (0-21-2 overall, 0-7-1 CHA) recorded a tie and a loss against Penn State last weekend. The Tigers lost their first game against the Nittany Lions, 5-0, and finished with a 2-2 overtime result the following day.


Four current players rank in the top 20 on Syracuse’s career scoring record list, including Abby Moloughney (seventh), Jessica DiGirolamo (eighth), Lauren Bellefontaine (15th) and Victoria Klimek (19th). Moloughney is tied for fifth on the career goals scored record list (39) and is eighth on the career assists record list (53) assists. DiGirolamo holds the SU record for goals and points by a defenseman (31 G / 87 P). Her 56 assists is sixth on the Orange career record list, and is second on the career record lists for assists by a defenseman.

Syracuse Career Scoring Leaders

Name                                       G       A       P        Year(s)

1.       Stephanie Grossi                    45     72     117   2014-18

2.       Ashley Cockell                        44     68     112   2007-11

3.       Melissa Piacantini                  53     59     112   2012-16

4.       Holly Carrie-Mattimoe          39     56     95     2009-13

5.       Alysha Burriss                         40     54     94     2014-18

6.       Jessica Sibley                          35     57     92     2013-17

7.      Abby Moloughney                 39     53     92     2018 –

8.      Jessica DiDirolamo                31     56     87     2017 –

9.       Margot Scharfe                      41     45     86     2010-14

10.    Julie Rising                               38     47     85     2008-11

11.    Nicole Ferrara                        37     44     81     2011-16

12.    Isabel Menard                        34     46     80     2009-11

13.    Nicole Renault                        18     58     76     2012-16

14.    Lindsay Eastwood                   23     52     75     2016-20

13.    Stefanie Marty                        38     37     75     2008-11

15.    Lauren Bellefontaine            27     46     73     2018

16.    Allie Munroe                          20     51     71     2015-19

17.    Savannah Rennie                   27     40     67     2016-20

18.    Megan Skelly                          30     34     64     2008-12

19.    Victoria Klimek                      34     30     64     2017-

20.    Emma Polaski                         31     31     62     2017 – 21


1:  The Orange rank first in the CHA and 12th nationally in penalty kill percentage (.877).

2:  Syracuse has posted two shutouts this season – one by Arielle DeSmet vs. Union and the second by Allison Small vs. RIT.

4:  Victoria Klimek’s four points against Penn State are the most in a game by a Syracuse player this season.

8:  Lauren Bellefontaine ranks eighth nationally in face-off wins with 279.

10:  Abby Moloughney leads SU in goals scored with 10, matching her Syracuse single-season high.

11:  Sarah Marchand leads SU in assists with 11.

14:  Fourteen Orange have scored goals in 2021-22, including 12 multiple-goal scorers.

16:  Sixteen different players have recorded at least one assist this season, including six who have six or more helpers.

19:  Abby Moloughney has a team-leading 19 points.

43:  Jessica DiGirolamo leads the Orange with 43 blocks.


Syracuse will host Lindenwood for a home-and-home series at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 28 (7 pm) and Saturday, Jan. 29 (3 pm). During Saturday’s game the Orange will honor the seniors for a Senior Night celebration. The games will be streamed on


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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