Syracuse Women’s Ice Hockey Falls to Lindenwood in Overtime

Sunday, Feb 04, 2024 at 10:28 am by Sports Editor

By Gino Antimarino | @ginoantimarino

Game two of the series between Syracuse women’s ice hockey (6-21-3, 3-11-2 CHA) and Lindenwood (11-15-2, 6-8-2 CHA) went to overtime again, but there was a different result. The Orange fell to the Lions, 5-4 on Saturday. SU came away from the weekend with one point after tying on Friday. Syracuse now moves five points back from a playoff spot (five points back from fourth place) in the CHA. Regardless, the Orange look to next weekend’s home-and-home series against RIT.

Syracuse’s top pair of defenders

The Orange had a stand-out performance from Rachel Teslak last night after recording three points in the first contest of the series. Tonight, it was Teslak and her defensive partner, Alexandria Weiss, who both had big nights for the ‘Cuse. Weiss scored a goal and notched three points on Saturday and Teslak had a goal and two points, as well. The defensive pairing played big-time minutes for the Orange and had monster performances on the stat sheet. Weiss and Teslak combined for eight tallies in the series.

Allie Kelley

The SU netminder had a solid game between the pipes on Saturday after allowing seven goals in Friday’s contest. Kelley made 38 stops on Saturday to surpass 1,000 saves in a single season. The grad student is the first goalie in Syracuse history to accomplish this milestone.

Special Teams

Syracuse had one of its best nights in the special units on Saturday. The penalty kill stopped both powerplay chances for Lindenwood. The powerplay struck twice on four attempts, as well. The special teams for the Orange looked strong in the second game of the series against the Lions.