With last weekend's sweep of Robert Morris, the Syracuse University Women's Ice Hockey Team earned the 100th win in program history. The Orange head into their final four regular season games with a record of 8-13-9 overall and 6-5-5 in CHA games, which leaves the team in 3rd place behind Mercyhurst and Penn State. SU plays the fifth- and sixth-place teams (Lindenwood and RIT) to close out the season, so they have a good chance of holding onto that third-place spot and hosting the first round of the CHA Tournament.
SU has been led this year by freshman Stephanie Grossi who paces the team with 25 points in 30 games. Grossi has been selected as the CHA Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week three times, and Rookie of the Month twice this season and her 18 assists are tied for 18th-place in the country. Junior forward Melissa Piacentini is tied for the NCAA lead with nine power play goals, and her 14 goals rank 25th best nationally.
Junior Jenn Gilligan has handled the majority of the time between the pipes for the Syracuse Orange this season. The New Hampshire transfer has played in 29 games and ranks 24th in the nation with a goals against average of 2.58.
Syracuse is home against Lindenwood this weekend. Friday night's game starts at 7 and the Saturday game starts at 2 p.m. ET. Games are played at the Tennity Ice Pavilion located on Skytop Road, and admission is free.
With the season winding down, SU Athletics is posting a series of reflections from the five Seniors: Amanda Cariddi, Julie Knerr, Allie LaCombe, Kaillie Goodnough, and Akane Hosoyamada. Not all of the reflections are available at this time, so we will update once they are posted online.