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Sunday, Sep 25, 2016 at 12:33 am

Women’s Ice Hockey falls to Montreal in Exhibition

By Luke McGrath SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A late surge by Syracuse falls short in overtime. Syracuse lost their exhibition game against the University of Montreal Carabins 3-2 in overtime Saturday night.

After a scoreless first period, the Orange found themselves down 2-0 midway through the second.

Montreal’s Lore Baudrit buried a goal home during a power play midway through the second period.

Just four minutes later, Montreal’s Annie Germain scored to give the Carabins the 2-0 lead.

However, Syracuse would not stay down for long. With seven minutes left in the second period, Stephanie Grossi found the back of the net on a pass from her line mate Emily Costales for the first Syracuse goal of the year.

With time running out in the third, and the Orange down 2-1, senior Heather Schwarz netted the equalizing goal that would eventually send the game to overtime.

In the overtime period, Syracuse’s Larissa Martyniuk received a hooking penalty that gave Montreal the advantage.

The University of Montreal would capitalize just 23 seconds later when Montreal’s Jessica Cormier snuck her shot passed the lunging Abbey Miller.

Despite the loss, head coach Paul Flanagan was pleased with the way his team played. He talked about how the Orange have only practiced six times while Montreal has already played four games.

Syracuse outshot Montreal 34-22, and had a steady attack throughout the game. But the Orange gave up two of their three goals on the penalty kill, highlighting what they did well and what needs work.

Syracuse has its season opener next Friday against Bemidji State University, with puck drop set for 7:00 PM at the Tennity Ice Pavilion.