Syracuse, N.Y. (February 20)-The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team fell to Division I Syracuse University 3-0 Friday night at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The loss drops the Hawks to 15-7-2 overall, while the win improves the Orange to 8-15-3 in their inaugural season.
The Orange took a 2-0 lead in the opening period on goals from forwards Cheyenne Bojeski (Hamilton, Ontario) and Jessica Frump (Saugus, California). Freshman forward Lisa Mullan (Victoria, British Columbia) finished the period with two helpers, while Syracuse goalie Lucy Schoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.) set aside nine shots to preserve the lead in the first period. Freshman goaltender Amy Zappen (Huntington Beach, California) made six saves in the first stanza for the Hawks.
Syracuse continued to add to their lead in the second period on a goal from Keeta Koalska (Forest Lake, Minnesota) to make it 3-0 just over half-way through the second period. Saint Anselm was out shot 24-13 through the first two periods. Zappen made 12 stops in the period, while Syracuse goalie Steph Jones (Thornhill, Ontario) made three saves in relief of Schoedel.
The Orange continued to apply pressure as they had 12 shots to the Hawks four in the final period to out shoot Saint Anselm 36-17 in the game. Neither team could score in the third period, as Syracuse skated on to the 3-0 shutout win.
Zappen made 33 saves in between the pipes for the Hawks, while Schoedel and Jones combined to make 17 saves in the shutout.
The Hawks and the Orange square off again tomorrow, February 21st, as they will play a 2 p.m. game at the Onondaga War Memorial.