Lindenwood Storms Back in Final Frame to Tie Syracuse 4-4
By Andrew Della Piana | @Dellie_5
Not playing a full 60 minutes. It’s been a tale for Syracuse’s women’s ice hockey all season and that narrative remained true today. That’s because Lindenwood roared back from a three-goal deficit in the third period to capture a point in a 4-4 tie. After the result, head coach Britni Smith broke down what went in the final frame.
“You know got away from our game plan, been a team that hasn’t played with the lead a whole lot this season and you know just kind of showed something we need to get used to.”
“I guess we definitely were not winning our battles, especially on the blue lines and we knew what we had to do and we just weren’t listening or weren’t executing it.”
“I think we just need to go into it next time as a 0-0 game and not take that lead as something that we can just throw away and just bear down and focus. I think just playing to our systems and being smart. I think we jumped into the rush a few times and we should have stayed back and just kept everyone in front of us. They had a lot of breakaways that we should have avoided.”
SU saw its largest lead of the season go up in smoke. It’s definitely a frustrating one for Orange as the uphill climb gets even steeper on Tuesday. The ‘Cuse takes a break from conference play but faces its toughest test of the season when No. 5 Clarkson comes to town.