Syracuse Hockey Pounded by #3 Colgate
By Chilekasi Adele
CitrusTV Ice Hockey Beat Reporter
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CitrusTV) – Syracuse (1-3-2, 0-0-0 CHA) had held Colgate (7-0, 0-0 ECAC) to one goal in the first period — the only one to this point coming from Junior Forward Dara Greig off a rebound. The Orange would go on the power play with under two minutes remaining in the first, due to a Taylor Kirwan penalty for Cross Checking.
What happened next sent SU into a downward spiral. Sammy Smigliani and the Raiders beat Arielle DeSmet shorthanded — making it 2-0.
The second period was where things continued to unravel for Syracuse. Darcie Lappan scored early, making it 3-0 Colgate. Sammy Smigliani would add another one for the Raiders about midway through the 2nd period.
Forward Danielle Serdachny scored a couple of minutes later. The ECAC player of the week would tack on her second of the night just as the second period was ending. Noemi Neubauerova would tack on the seventh goal in the third period for Colgate.
Colgate pounded Syracuse in the offensive zone, launching shots towards the net all night long. The Raiders gave SU goaltender Arielle DeSmet a tough outing — she was replaced by Sophomore Amelia Van Vliet with 7:52 left in the second period.
DeSmet had 15 saves in 32 minutes, allowing 5 goals. Van Vliet allowed 2 goals to Colgate, recording 13 saves throughout the rest of Thursday’s contest.
Syracuse will face Colgate again on Saturday, October 16th — this time at Tennity Ice Pavilion in the second game of a home-and-home. Saturday’s game will be the last before CHA play, when SU travels to Missouri next Friday and Saturday to play Lindenwood.
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