Syracuse Comes Out Flat Against Colgate, Still Looking for First Win

Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm by Sports Editor

By Noah Cierzan

CitrusTV Women’s Ice Hockey Beat Reporter

HAMILTON, N.Y. – Syracuse (0-6, 0-0 College Hockey America) finally got an easier opponent after playing their first five games of the season against Top 10 opponents. Unfortunately, a lethargic start led to a lopsided 5-2 loss at the hands of Colgate (3-2-1, 0-0 Eastern College Athletic Conference). The Orange have now allowed four or more goals in five out of their six games.

Like many of SU’s games this season, it all started in the first period.

The Raiders jumped out early and scored three first period goals on 13 shots. Colgate scored their final goal of the first period off a power play when Mae Batherson was called for hooking. Stick penalties have been an issue SU head coach Paul Flanagan has been trying to fix all season.

Syracuse was able to shut down the Colgate offense in the second period, preventing the Raiders from getting a single shot off in the period. Then, the Orange matched the Raiders in the third period with each team scoring two goals.

This loss was actually beneficial for goalie Ady Cohen, who posted an .807 save percentage. Flanagan has been more than willing to switch the goalie from game-to-game this year, so it would not be a shock to see Allison Small in goal on Saturday.

Saturday provides another opportunity to take down Colgate and for the Orange to get their first win of the season.

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