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Syracuse Ice Hockey: Orange Blank Friars For Second Win of Season

Syracuse women's ice hockey records their first shut out of the season, beating Providence on the road, 4-0.

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The last three games for the Syracuse women's ice hockey team were determined by one goal, but it was a different story on Sunday. The Orange shutout Providence in a non-conference road game by a final score of 4-0.

Jenn Gilligan stopped all 10 shots she faced to earn the sixth shutout of her collegiate career.

It was a dominant performance by Syracuse (2-3-0), who outshot the Friars 38 to 10. Junior Jessica Sibley got the scoring going for the Orange seven minutes into the first period. She gathered a pass from Megan Quinn and fired it past freshman goaltender Madison Myers, who was making her first start in net for Providence (0-4-0). The goal gave the Orange a 1-0 lead heading into the intermission.

In the second period, Syracuse came out swinging. Under three minutes into play, Junior Morgan Blank recorded the first collegiate goal of her career after scoring in front of the cage on a rebounded shot by Nicole Renault, putting the Syracuse up by two. Then later in the period, the Orange would add another.

After sweeping through center ice, Melissa Piacentini found Nicole Ferrara on the opposite post who put it into the wide open net before Myers could slide over to react, increasing Syracuse's lead to 3-0. Ferrara has now scored in the last four games for the Orange.

But, Syracuse didn't stop there. Five minutes into the third period, sophomore Emily Costales made it 4-0 after a redirecting a shot by Quinn, her second goal in the past three games. It was Quinn's second assist of the day.

A total of ten different players tallied a point for the Orange in the contest. The Orange will return home Wednesday night to play a conference game against RIT. The last time these two teams met was in the CHA Championship game last season, RIT won in double overtime 2-1.

The game starts at 7pm. Both live stats and live video for Wednesday's game against RIT can be accessed on Cuse.com.