Syracuse, N.Y. (February 21)-The Saint Anselm College women's ice hockey team fell to Division I Syracuse University 4-1 Saturday afternoon at Onondaga War Memorial. The loss drops the Hawks to 15-8-2 on the season, while the win improves the Orange to 9-15-3 in their inaugural season.
The Hawks took struck first on a goal by senior tri-captain Kelsey Johnson (Byfield, Mass.) off a pass from freshman forward Cierra Romaldo (Chuluota, Florida) to make it 1-0 Hawks just over eight minutes into the first period. Saint Anselm would hold the lead for almost 10 minutes until Syracuse forward Steph Marty (Nussbaumen, Switzerland) tallied the equalizer to make it 1-1 heading into the first break.
After that it was all Orange as they would net three unanswered goals in the third period by forwards Rebecca Gordon (St. Catherines, Ontario), Marty and Nikki Leone (Trenton, Ontario) for the 4-1 final.
Hawk sophomore goalie Carley Berry (Danvers, Mass.) stopped 24 shots and gave up three goals in the loss, while Lucy Shoedel (Ithaca, N.Y.) set aside 17 shots in the win.
The Hawks return to action on February 28th at Holy Cross where they will compete in the ECAC Open Championships.