Syracuse Orange Women’s Hockey vs Lindenwood Series Preview

By Scott Kinville/315 Hockey.

The Syracuse Orange Women’s Hockey Team (3-7-1 overall, 2-0-0 CHA) got their CHA conference schedule started off on the right foot (or skate if you will) last weekend when they both games in a home in home series against the RIT Tigers. This weekend they continue conference play when they host the Lindenwood Lions (0-6-0, 0-2-0 CHA) at the Tennity Ice Pavillion on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s game begins at 6 pm EDT and Saturday’s game starts at 3 pm.

After a rough start to the season, the Orange are turning things around as of late. Two weeks ago they took third place at the Ice Breaker Tournament in Lake Placid, NY, and in the series mentioned above against RIT last weekend, they gave up a total of one goal – winning those games by scores of 1-0 and 4-1 respectively. For their efforts in the RIT series, goaltender Arielle DeSmet was named the CHA Goaltender of the Week (her second in a row), and Sarah Marchand was named the CHA Forward of the Week. The awards didn’t stop there, as Mae Batherson was also named the CHA Defenseman of the Month for October. You can read more about the award winners here: DeSmet and Marchand Earn CHA Honors and Batherson is CHA Defenseman of the Month.

The Saturday game will have a celebratory mood to it regardless of the outcome, as the Orange will have the Ring Ceremony for their 2022 CHA Championship. The series against Lindenwood is also Alumni Weekend, so it will be an extra big weekend for Syracuse. With that said lets take a look at how the Syracuse Orange and Lindenwood Lions match up against each other.

Syracuse Orange Team Offense

Goals For: 18

Goals Per Game (average): 1.8

Power Play: 19.4% (7 for 36)

Lindenwood Lions Team Offense

Goals For: 8

Goals Per Game: 1.3

Power Play: 15.4% (2 for 13)

Syracuse Orange Top Five Scorers

1.) Sarah Marchand: 3 goals and 6 assists = 9 points

2.) Lauren Bellefontaine: 3 goals and 5 assists = 8 points

3.) Mae Batherson: 0 goals and 7 assists = 7 points

4.) Tatum White: 2 goals and 2 assists = 4 points

5.) Madison Primeau, Sarah Thompson, Hannah Johnson, Mik Todd, and Rayla Clemons all have three points each

Sarah Marchand leads the Orange in shots with thirty-three.

Lindenwood Lions Top Five Scorers

1.) Morgan Neitzke: 5 goals and 1 assist = 6 points

2.) Sarah Davies: 1 goal and 3 assists = 4 points

3.) Rachel Goff: 1 goal and 1 assist = 2 points

4.) Quinn McLaren: 0 goals and 2 assists = 2 points

5.) Six players have one point each.

Sarah Davies leads the Lions in shots with eighteen.

Syracuse Orange Team Defense

Goals Against: 29

Goals Against Per Game (average): 2.6

Penalty Kill: 84.2% (32 for 38)

Lindenwood Lions Team Defense

Goals Against: 36

Goals Against Per Game (average): 6

Penalty Kill: 76% (19 for 25)

Syracuse Orange Goaltending

Arielle DeSmet has a record of 3-7-1, with a GAA of 2.27, a 0.922 save percentage, and one shutout. She is the only goaltender of record for the Orange so far this season.

Lindenwood Lions Goaltending

Natalie Ferenc has a record of 0-3-0, with a GAA of 4.38, and a save percentage of 0.912.

Emily Finach has a record of 0-1-0, with a GAA of 7.73, and a save percentage of 0.884.

Julia Maguire has a record of 0-2-0, with a GAA of 8.61, and a save percentage of 0.743.

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In this episode of 315 Hockey Live, Tatum White of the Syracuse University Women’s Hockey Team joins the show! We’ll discuss her hockey roots, hockey influences, why she chose Syracuse, whether bodychecking should be allowed in women’s hockey, balancing hockey and academics, and much more!

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