SU falls to 3-4 after Clayton Welch’s attempted comeback fell short following an overturned Pitt fumble.
First-year head coach Nicky Adams said her squad put up a “gutsy performance” against Wake Forest.
Syracuse failed to display intensity, but the team’s youth could become the biggest concern when the season begins.
The Orange got a goal from Sondre Norheim to improve to 5-3-4 on the season.
Mia Brown scored the game-winning goal with 23 seconds remaining as Northeastern escaped Syracuse with a 2-1 win.
The Orange fought hard but ultimately lost to the Eagles at Tennity Ice Pavilion.
The Orange took down Cal on Thursday before losing a hard-fought game against nationally-ranked Stanford
Syracuse was just edged out by the defending national champs, and Hofrichter won another ACC honor.
Syracuse and Florida State were scoreless until well into the second half, with the Orange only getting two shots on goal in the 1-0 loss.