Slow Start Gives Syracuse their Ninth Straight Loss
By Noah Cierzan
CitrusTV Women’s Ice Hockey Beat Reporter
PRINCETON, N.J. – After a 3-1 loss on Friday to Princeton, the Orange hung around against the Tigers on Saturday morning, looking like they might steal their first victory of the season.
Carly Bullock got the Tigers on the board early, and they never looked back, propelling No. 6 Princeton (2-0, 0-0 Eastern College Athletic) to a 3-0 victory over Syracuse (0-9, 0-0 College Hockey America).
The Orange came out of the game sluggish, allowing the first goal one minute into the game. Syracuse has fallen into a hole early in six of its nine games so far this season
Bullock scored again halfway through the first period for her fourth goal of the weekend. This goal came on a Tiger power play as special teams continues to be an issue for the Orange. Opponents are scoring on over a third of their opportunities while Syracuse has converted .130 of their own power plays.
The lone bright spot for SU has been the emergence of Allison Small between the pipes. Small has a .886 save percentage compared to Ady Cohen’s .819, and she has also started in the last three games.
Syracuse will have a quick turnaround as they play Union on the road Tuesday night. Flanagan and company will continue searching for their first win.
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