The Syracuse Orange women's ice hockey team completed their six-game road trip with a 5-1 loss against No. 4 Clarkson at Cheel Arena. This is the second and final time these two teams have met this season. Clarkson (11-1-2) won the last matchup in Syracuse as well, 3-1. The Orange (5-6-1) is now 0-3 versus ranked opponents this season.
The Golden Knights lit up the scoreboard early. Nearly three minutes into the game, Genevieve Bannon rebounded a shot off of the pipe and put it into a wide open net. Then with under two minutes to play in the first, Clarkson struck again on a powerplay. Renata Fast, a member of Team Canada's U22 development team, made a nice pass across ice to teammate Shannon MacAulay in front of the cage who buried a one timer stick-side high past SU goalie Jenn Gilligan. Clarkson went into first intermission with a 2-0 lead.
Gilligan had 29 saves on the night while allowing five goals.
In the middle of the second period, the Golden Knights tacked on two more quick goals to make it 4-0. Then in the final frame, Erin Ambrose put Clarkson up 5-0.
Syracuse's offense struggled, especially on the powerplay. They were 1-7 on the night. The inability for the Orange to capitalize on man-up opportunities has been a theme all season. Overall, SU is 7-49 (.143) on powerplays.
The lone goal came with 31 seconds left to play when Megan Quinn put a wristshot through the five-hole of Clarkson goalie Shea Tiley.
The Orange return home for the first time in almost a month. They face Cornell at the War Memorial Arena this Saturday at 3pm. Live video of the game and live statistics can be accessed via Cuse.com
Here are the highlights from last nights game.