Orange Host Mercyhurst in CHA Series


Game Details: Friday, December 3 (7 p.m.) and Saturday, December 4 (3 p.m.)

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The Orange host College Hockey America rival Mercyhurst on Friday, Dec. 3rd (7 pm) and Saturday, Dec. 4th (3 pm) at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The Orange are 4-2 in the CHA and tied for first place with Penn State and Mercyhurst is next with a 3-1 league record. 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. Both games will be streamed on


The Orange (5-7-3 overall, 4-2 College Hockey America) played a weekend series at Vermont. ‘Cuse tied the first game 1-1, leading to overtime, and lost the second game 5-1. Freshman Madison Primeau scored the lone goal for Syracuse in the first game and is tied with senior Abby Moloughney for team lead with six goals. In the second game, sophomore Rayla Clemons notched the sole goal. Syracuse goalie Arielle DeSmet recorded 34 saves in the first game, increasing her career total to 977.


Mercyhurst (12-5-2, 3-1) split games at last weekend at the Smallville NCAA Women’s Hockey Showcase, losing to #3 Minnesota and beating Boston College. Freshman forward Vanessa Upson leads the Lakers in scoring with 21 points.


Five Orange have played in more than 100 games at Syracuse, including forward Victoria Klimek, whose 147 career games ranks third on the Syracuse career record list. Defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo has played in 146, which is fourth at Syracuse. Forwards Abby Moloughney (111) and Lauren Bellefontaine (110) and defenseman Shelby Calof (103) round out the group of five in the Century Club. Forwards Marielle McHale (81) and Anna Leschyshyn (73) defenseman Mae Batherson (73) are next in line.


Defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo earned the College Hockey America Defenseman of the Month for the second time this season. The Mississauga, Ontario native earned the award for her performances in Syracuse’s six games in November. DiGirolamo scored four goals and had four assists during the stretch that included a sweep of RIT and a series split against Penn State in league play and a pair of non-conference losses at Vermont.


Syracuse will host Princeton for another home-and-home series at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 10th (6 pm) and Sat, Dec. 11th (2 pm), concluding the first half of the 2021-22 season. The Orange will resume the season in January traveling to Pittsburgh for Battle in the ‘Burgh tournament. 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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