Women’s Hockey drops two straight to nationally-ranked Northeastern
Women's Hockey drops two straight to nationally-ranked Northeastern
The Syracuse Women’s hockey team was looking to win their first game of the season as the Orange welcomed the #3 team in the nation to Tennity Ice Pavilion on Friday night.
It was the Orange who got off to the quick start. Syracuse had five of the first six shots in the game but was held without a score.
Northeastern would then hit their stride. The Huskies would put 29 shots on goal when the buzzer sounded for the second intermission but was unable to get a shot past goalie Allison Small who had a great night in net for the Orange. The score was 0-0 after forty minutes.
The action would begin in the third. The Orange got on the board first when Junior defender Kristen Siermachesky rung the puck off the left post and into the back on the net to give Syracuse a 1-0 lead with only 12:22 remaining.
It would not take the Huskies long to respond. The Orange penalty kill was six for six on the night, including fighting off a five-minute major. But with 10:34 remaining, Kelli Rowswell was called for a body checking penalty. The Northeastern power play took advantage just 22 seconds later as Brooke Hobson scored from Alina Mueller tying the game at one apiece.
Both teams had chances to score as time in the third wound down. The best chance game when Northeastern hit the crossbar with 5:52 remaining.
It looked like this game was destined for overtime, but with 23 seconds to go, Northeastern freshman Peyton Anderson skated down the left side of the ice, wrapped around the net, and found Mia Brown in the slot who put it by Small to give the Huskies the lead.
The Orange would pull their goalie but would be unable to score as time expired. Aerin Frankel was huge in net for the Huskies all night as she got the win making 26 saves.
Syracuse will get another opportunity to notch their first win tomorrow as they set up a rematch with Northeastern at Tennity.
The Northeastern Huskies score four powerplay goals as they top Syracuse 6-3 at Tennity Ice Pavilion.
Unlike the game on Friday night, which was scoreless after two periods, the Orange opened up the scoring right away. Kelli Rowswell scored off a rebound to give Syracuse an early 1-0 just three and a half minutes into the game.
The third-ranked team in the nation wouldn’t take long to respond. Less than two minutes later Kate Holmes scored off of a Veronika Pettey assist to tie the game at one.
The first-period scoring would not stop there. Just over eight minutes into the game the Huskies would get on the board again as Katy Knoll scored the first of the powerplay goals for Northeastern to make the score 2-1.
The Orange, however, would soon tie things up. Senior captain Lindsay Eastwood would put her second goal of the season past goaltender Aerin Frankel to make it 2-2.
After a Lauren Bellefontaine roughing penalty, the Northeastern powerplay would strike again. Chole Aurard scored off an assist from Mia Brown and Alina Mueller, making the game 3-2 at the end of the first period.
Just 50 seconds into the second period, it was the Syracuse powerplay that would this time tie things up. Mae Batherson made an excellent pass right in front of the and Bellefontaine chipped it over the shoulder of Frankel to make it 3-3.
The tie would not last long. A night ago, it was Brooke Hobson scoring from Alina Mueller assist. Today Hobson returned the favor as she slid an excellent pass over to Mueller who put it by Goalie Allison Small, once again on the powerplay, to put the Huskies ahead 4-3.
It was a 4-3 Northeastern lead at the end of the second period. Just under two minutes into the third period, the Orange found themselves down on the ice five women to three. Seconds later, Chole Aurard scored from Mueller and Brown extending the Huskies lead to two.
Syracuse was only able to muster 3 shots in the whole third period as Marti Hartman scored an insurance goal with 12 minutes for Northeastern left as the Huskies pulled away with a 6-3 win.
The Orange fall to 0-5 with the loss as they will match up with in-state rival Colgate for a home and home next weekend.