Syracuse women’s ice hockey rallies back to tie Lindenwood on Friday.

Saturday, Feb 03, 2024 at 12:32 pm by Sports Editor

Gino Antimarino | @ginoantimarino 


Syracuse women’s ice hockey (6-20-3, 3-10-2 CHA) came back in game one of the series against Lindenwood (10-15-2, 5-8-2 CHA), 7-7 on Friday. The Orange were down by four early in the second period, but SU collected itself and tied the game up with about ten seconds to go in regulation. 


Goals Galore 

Friday evening marked the highest amount of goal scoring (14) in a game with Syracuse this season. Additionally, seven is the most tallies the Orange have scored this campaign. After being blanked in the first period, Syracuse found its rhythm and slowly but surely started to create scoring chances. What’s even more impressive is the fact that SU went 0/2 on the powerplay, but scored two short-handed goals. Those two strikes gave Syracuse five goals on the penalty kill in the last five games. 


Rachel Teslak

One of Syracuse’s top defenders had two goals and an assist en route to the victory. The night gave Teslak her fourth multi-point outing of the season. Also, the three-point performance marks the most for the grad student in this campaign. Teslak was a key contributor in the comeback, not just because of the scoring, but because of the minutes she played, as well. Teslak was on the ice for the majority of the game and, especially, in the overtime period.


Tatum White

Not everything that the Syracuse captain does ends up on the scoresheet. Despite having two goals and three points in the last two games, White can impact a game without it counting as a stat. Regardless, it was only fitting that the senior tied the game up with less than ten seconds left in the matchup. White had five shots on net and 14 faceoff wins in Friday’s contest, the most on the team in both categories. White truly embodies what it means to wear the “C” on her jersey.


Game two of the series between Syracuse and Lindenwood is on Saturday at 2:30 from Centene Community Ice Center in Missouri.