Sports SUmmary: Syracuse hockey enters final home stretch on a three-game winning streak

Sports SUmmary: Syracuse hockey enters final home stretch on a three-game winning streak

Goalie Allison Small surpassed 1,000 saves and defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo scored five goals.
Published: February 17, 2021
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Syracuse senior goaltender Allison Small watches the action on the other end of the ice from her crease in the second period of a game against Robert Morris on Jan. 23, 2020.

Syracuse’s women’s hockey won a three-game series against Lindenwood on the road this past weekend. Jessica DiGirolamo, senior defenseman, added two goals and one assist to her resume in the 4-1 win on Sunday. She had a total of five goals and one assist in the series against the Lions. On her career against Lindenwood, DiGirolamo has 10 goals and 14 assists.

Other players that contributed to the Orange’s wins were juniors Lauren Bellefontaine and Abby Moloughney and sophomore Mae Batherson. Bellefontaine scored the first goal five minutes into the game and Moloughney helped set up Bellefontaine’s goal. Then, Moloughney and Batherson helped on DiGirolamo’s goal to make the game 3-0 with 11 minutes left in the opening period.

“It is always tough to beat a team three times in a season, so it is impressive for our group to accomplish three wins in three days on the road,” said head coach Paul Flanagan.

Cuse’s goalie Allison Small had 21 saves in Sunday’s game against the Lions. With this three-game series Small got her 1,000th save and increased her career total to 1,033 saves. Syracuse increased its winning streak against Lindenwood to 14 games.

SU Men’s Soccer Opener on the Road

‘Cuse men’s soccer won its first spring season game against Hofstra 2-1 at the Afrim’s Sport Center Complex in Albany, N.Y. on Friday. Freshman Jeorgio Kocevski scored the winning goal in the 86th minute.

The first goal of the game was scored by sophomore Abdi Salim in the 34th minute. Both goals were assisted by sophomore Noah Singelmann.

Last Friday’s game was the first game the Orange played since Oct. 30 and they have ten more games scheduled in the spring season. They ended the fall season with a 0-3-2 mark.

Syracuse’s next game will be on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Afrim’s Sports Complex against the UAlbany Great Danes.

Basketball’s Play4Kay game rescheduled for home finale

The Orange women’s basketball team’s second game against No. 3 Louisville was cancelled due to a positive COVID-19 case in the Cardinals team. The team is quarantining and following ACC protocols.

Since January 17, SU has played every game on its schedules except for Jan. 21 against Duke. The Blue Devils cancelled the remainder of their season, and Syracuse played the Cardinals instead.

In the last meeting against Louisville, ‘Cuse lost 67-64. In that meeting, Kiara Lewis and Tiana Mangakahia were held to 16 points combined.

The Syracuse and Louisville game wasn’t going to be a normal game, it was going to be a “Play4Kay” game in which former NC State women’s basketball coach Kay Yow’s fund for breast cancer foundation was going to be promoted. The Orange were also looking forward for this game to honor its own Tiana Mangakahia, that battled breast cancer last year.

“Play4Kay” has been rescheduled to Syracuse’s home finale against NC State on Sunday, Feb. 28 at noon.

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Syracuse Orange guard Tiana Mangakahia (4) drives to the basket against the defense of Miami Hurricanes guard Endia Banks (4) during the first half at the Carrier Dome.
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