Syracuse and Penn State will meet on the ice for the 39th time in the nine-year series on Friday, November 18th at the Tennity Ice Pavilion. The second game of the series is Saturday, Nov. 20th at 3pm. The Orange lead the series, 28-4-7. In the most recent outing, Syracuse beat PSU, 3-2, in the 2021 CHA semifinals to advance to the championship game. Admission to Orange ice hockey games is free. All fans attending games must adhere to Syracuse University’s COVID-19 policy, which can be found here. The game will be streamed on Cuse.com.
LAST TIME OUT
Syracuse’s game at Cornell scheduled for Nov. 9th was postponed. The Orange (4-5-2 overall, 3-1 College Hockey America) last took the ice against RIT, winning both games in the home-and-home series. ‘Cuse won the first, 3-2 in overtime, and shut out RIT, 7-0, in the second.
In the 3-2 overtime win, senior Lauren Bellefontaine and captain Jessica DiGirolamo scored goals and freshman Sarah Marchand recorded the game-winner in the overtime period.
In the Saturday match, seven different players recorded goals, including graduate student DiGirolamo, sophomore Rayla Clemons, redshirt junior Marielle McHale, junior Brynn Koocher, graduate student Victoria Klimek, freshman Madison Primeau, and freshman Sarah Marchand. Goaltender Arielle DeSmet had nine saves in the first game and in the second game Allison Small recorded her sixth career shutout and 20th career victory, which ranks sixth in Syracuse history.
The Nittany Lions (6-4-2 overall, 3-1-0 CHA) beat Lindenwood, 5-3 and 4-1, in a two-game series. Senior Natalie Heising and junior Julie Gough lead PSU in scoring with seven goals each. Sophomore goaltender Josie Bothun starts in the net and has a 6-4-2 record.
ORANGE IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
- Senior Lauren Bellefontaine ranks 11th nationally in faceoffs with 143 wins in the circle.
- Senior Abby Moloughney is sixth in the nation in power play goals (3).
- Syracuse ranks 13th in power play goals (3) and 14th in penalty kill percentage (89.7%).
- ‘Cuse is 17th in the nation in goals (17).
Notable numbers for the Orange from the first 11 games:
- Senior Abby Moloughney recorded her 50th career assist at RIT, which ranks 11th on the SU record list.
- Freshman Madison Primeau has scored a goal in three consecutive games (Union, Colgate, Colgate).
- The RIT win was Allison Small’s 20th career victory.
- Senior Lauren Bellefontaine has tallied at least one assist or goal in seven of 11 games.
- Moloughney and graduate student Jessica DiGirolamo are among the top 20-point scorers in Syracuse history. Moloughney is seventh with 85, while DiGirolamo is eighth with 84 career points.
- Moloughney is tied for seventh on the career goals scored record list with 35.
- DiGirolamo holds the SU record for goals and points by a defenseman (30 g/84 pts) and is tied for eighth in program history for assists (51).
HONORS FOR THE ORANGE
Graduate student Jessica DiGirolamo and freshman Sarah Marchand earned College Hockey America (CHA) awards for their performances against RIT. DiGirolamo is the league’s Defenseman of the Week for the third time this year and Marchand is the CHA Rookie of the Week.
DiGirolamo extended her streak of games with a goal to four in the RIT series. She scored a goal in both games and added two assists in the 7-0 win on Saturday. The Mississauga, Ontario native has 18 career multi-point games, which ranks seventh in Syracuse history. She has 84 career points, which ranks eighth on the Syracuse record list, and 53 career assists, which is seventh all-time at Syracuse. DiGirolamo also earned the CHA Defenseman of the Month for October.
Marchand scored two goals and had one assist in the two games against RIT, including the game-winning goal in overtime on Friday. She scored a power play goal and had an assist, her first career multi-point game, in the victory at RIT on Saturday. She also won 12 of 24 faceoffs. The Belle River, Ontario native has recorded at least one point in the last four games and eight of 11 contests this season.
Syracuse will travel to Vermont for a non-conference series at Gutterson Fieldhouse on Friday, Nov. 26th at 7 pm and Saturday, Nov. 27th at 7 pm. The games will be streamed on CBSsports.com
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.