Syracuse Goes 1-1 for The Weekend After Falling 6-3 to Lindenwood

Saturday, Jan 21, 2023 at 5:42 pm by Sports Editor

By Luke Burgess | @BurgessLuke03

Citrus TV Women’s Ice Hockey Beat Reporter

ST. CHARLES, M.O. — Syracuse (8-16-1, 5-3-0 in CHA) couldn’t hold Lindenwood (3-21-0, 3-6-0 in CHA) down for two days in a row, as the two squads met for the second time in 24 hours. 

The Syracuse defense was not as strong this go-around, the Orange gave up six goals throughout the three periods. The Penalty Kill did look strong for Syracuse, as they shut down Lindenwood on all three of their Power play attempts. 

The difference in this game really came down to just a minute and a half, where Lindenwood scored a quick three goals to go up 4-1 at the time. Although Syracuse cut that lead down to two before the Lions scored again, they were never able to regain control of the game. 

Lindenwood has not come by a lot of wins this season, Syracuse will certainly be disappointed to drop points against a team that had only collected two wins before this afternoon’s puck drop, especially with both games being CHA conference games. 

Lauren Bellefontaine factored in on all three goals for Syracuse, scoring the second and third, and assisting the first. The Captain talked about the importance of the road trip before the team headed out, and she certainly walked the walk today.

Syracuse begins another back-to-back against RIT on Tuesday. This time around it will be a home and home, as Syracuse heads to the Gene Polisseni Center on Tuesday, before returning to Tennity Ice Pavilion Wednesday.  

The difficult stretch for the Orange does not end anytime soon. Syracuse has only one home game in their next 4, SU Head Coach Britni Smith will certainly be expecting her team to produce some points in the upcoming CHA schedule.  

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