Ady Cohen’s Impressive Night Leads Orange to Shut Out Mercyhurst
By David Zachary Edelstein
CitrusTV Ice Hockey Reporter
Ady Cohen made 21 saves in goal for Syracuse (8-18-2, 8-5-1 College Hockey America) to shut out Mercyhurst (12-12-3, 9-5-0 College Hockey America) on the road, 4-0, on Saturday for the Orange’s second shutout of the season.
SU’s only other shutout this year came on November 3 at Penn State in the form of a 1-0 win.
With the win, Syracuse splits the regular season series against Mercyhurst with each team winning two games. Neither the Orange nor the Lakers had a home win in the series.
Mercyhurst’s penalties aided Syracuse in the win, as two of SU’s goals came on power plays.
Sophomore forward Victoria Klimek scored a power play goal with 3:25 left in the first period to open scoring. It would turn out to be all Syracuse needed in the game, going down as the game-winning goal. It was Klimek’s second goal of the season and first in 17 games.
At that time, junior forward Emma Nuutinen was in the Lakers’ penalty box for slashing.
Allie Munroe scored a shorthanded goal to make it 2-0 SU while Savannah Rennie was in the penalty box for roughing 9:12 into the second period.
With 5:44 remaining in period two, Brooke Avery scored a power play goal for her third goal of the weekend series to make the score 3-0.
At that time, senior forward Vilma Tanskanen was in the Lakers’ penalty box, serving a five-minute major penalty for checking from behind. Tanskanen was also given a 10-minute misconduct penalty at the same time, which was served by freshman forward Liliane Perreault.
With 8:34 left in regulation, Klimek scored again, making the score 4-0 and the game her best offensive showing of the season. This fourth goal for the Orange was the only even-strength score of the afternoon.
Munroe collected three points in the game with one goal and two assists. She totaled six points through both games this weekend after also having three assists on Friday. Munroe now leads Syracuse with 23 points on the season.
Syracuse’s next game is on Friday at 6:00 p.m. against RIT.
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