Ice Hockey’s Season Comes to an End with Quinnipiac Blank

Friday, Mar 11, 2022 at 9:32 am by Sports Editor

By: Chilekasi Adele

CitrusTV Women’s Ice Hockey Beat Reporter


COLUMBUS, OHIO — Syracuse Ice Hockey’s 2022-23 Season came to an end Thursday night. The #11 Orange (15-11-6, 11-4-1 College Hockey America) fell to the #7 Quinnipiac Bobcats (26-9-3, 15-7-0 ECAC), 4-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Both teams started slow in Friday’s contest. After 20 minutes, only 11 shots had been registered. Syracuse had four, compared to Quinnipiac’s seven. 

Syracuse held its own throughout the first thirty minutes of the game. It was just about then where Taylor House broke the ice for Quinnipiac. The Illinois native scored her fifteenth goal of the year, assisted by Olivia Mobley and Ann-Frederik Naud. The Bobcats didn’t stop there. Sadie Peart added another goal for Quinnipiac, assisted by Courtney Vorster and Alexia Hoskin to make it 2-0. 

Syracuse had some chances throughout the course of the game but had trouble finding the back of the net — something it hasn’t been able to do in two NCAA Tournament appearances now. 

In the third, Quinnipiac continued to tack on to its lead. Jess Schryver scored about two minutes in to put the Bobcats up 3-0. Lexie Adzija and Zoe Boyd assisted Schryver on the goal. With 12 seconds left in the game, it was the aforementioned Adzija who put in an empty-net goal to make it 4-0. The aforementioned Zoe Boyd and Olivia Mobley registered their second assists of the game on the goal. 

Syracuse’s offense remained stagnant throughout Thursday’s game. Arielle DeSmet gave up four goals, but she still played very well, making critical saves as she was fired at left and right later in the game by the Quinnipiac offense. 

The Senior transfer from Vermont made 26 saves. She closed this season 2nd-all time in Syracuse single-season saves with 775. Bobcat netminder Corinne Schroeder made 16 in comparison, further illustrating the hard time Syracuse had with its offense Thursday.