Orange Shutout RIT; Series Finale is Saturday


Game Details: Saturday, January 22nd, 3 PM, Rochester, N.Y.

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Freshman Sarah Marchand tallied a goal and two assists in Syracuse’s 3-0 win against RIT on Friday at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The Orange scored two goals in the second period and added another in the third and senior goaltender Arielle DeSmet recorded her second shutout of the season. Marchand has a team-leading 13 assists on the season.

Marchand gave the Orange (8-9-5 overall, 6-3 College Hockey America) a 1-0 lead when she followed a shot by Rayla Clemons and put in the rebound right in front of the goal. Junior Anna Leschyshyn started the play carrying the puck into the RIT zone on the right side and fed Clemons who was with her on the two-on-one.

Two minutes later graduate student Jessica DiGirolamo made it a two-goal lead scored on a power play on a shot from between the circles after receiving a pass from Marchand.

In the third period, senior Abby Moloughney scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season with 13:45 left in the game to make the score 3-0. Marchand set up the goal feeding Moloughney from behind the net on the left side of the goal. Moloughney fired a shot over the left shoulder of RIT goalie Sarah Coe into the top corner of the net.

DeSmet had 29 saves in the game in her second shutout of the season.

The Orange will play at RIT (0-22-1, 0-8-1 CHA) on Saturdy in the second game of the home-and-home series. The game will be streamed on StretchTV.

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