Orange ice hockey downs RIT 3-2 in overtime

SU ice hockey beat RIT, 3-2 in OT

Syracuse grabbed its second win in three games on Sarah Marchand's game winning goal.
Published: November 6, 2021
Syracuse's Victoria Klimek shields the puck from a diving RIT defender.
Victoria Klimek (27) protects the puck from a diving RIT defender during Friday's game at Tennity Ice Pavilion.

Sarah Marchand netted an overtime goal and Syracuse ice hockey took the first game of a home-and-home matchup with the Rochester Institute of Technology on Friday night, 3-2.

The Orange have won two of their last three games after splitting a home-and-home series with Lindenwood in October.

Syracuse blasted RIT goaltender Sarah Coe with 55 shots on Friday, the team’s highest output since it registered 63 shots against Lindenwood in Feb. 2020. Jessica DiGirolamo extended her goal streak to three games and led the SU offense with 10 shots.

Lauren Bellefontaine notched the only goal of the first period, assisted by Abby Moloughney and Tatum White. Bellefontaine now has four goals and four assists on the year.

DiGirolamo pushed the Orange ahead early in the second with her goal, but RIT responded with under a minute to play in the period and knotted the score again.

After a scoreless third period, Marchand gave Syracuse its third win of the season and second conference victory. Anna Leschyshyn and Hannah Johnson assisted on the play.

The Orange limited the Tigers to just 11 shots on goal. Arielle DeSmet stopped nine pucks for her third win of the fall.

Syracuse will look to string back-to-back wins together for the first time this season. They’ll play the Tigers again, this time in Rochester on Saturday at 6 p.m.