Syracuse sweeps weekend series behind Bellefontaine’s 2 goals

first_img Published on October 20, 2018 at 10:32 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman A night after outlasting Lindenwood in overtime for its first win of the season, SU (2-3-0, 2-2-0 College Hockey America) completed the weekend series sweep with a decisive 6-3 win in which it had the shots on goal advantage of 34 to 20. Freshman forward Lauren Bellefontaine led the Orange with two goals and an assist in the victory over Lindenwood University (1-5-0, 0-2-0).Most of the game’s scoring came in the first period. Eight minutes into the game, sophomore defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo put the Orange on the board. She capitalized seven seconds into a power-play with her third goal of the year. DiGirolamo leads SU in points with six—three goals and three assists.Two minutes later, fifth-year senior Dakota Derrer made it 2-0 by scoring her first goal of the season.Syracuse’s lead was short-lived. Lindenwood responded with three minutes left in the first period with a goal from Sierra Burt and then another from Hannah Alt on a power-play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter a power-play goal from Emma Polaski, her third of the season, SU took a 3-2 lead into the first intermission.In the second period, the Orange pulled away. SU killed two power-plays before extending its lead to 4-2 with a goal from Bellefontaine. Later in the period, SU found its groove and attempted 13 shots in a row before Bellefontaine found the nylon again for her second goal of the night, giving SU a 5-2 cushion.After the second period, SU held a 28-12 advantage in shots on goal. Lindenwood’s goal 14 minutes into the final period made it 5-3, but could not jump-start a serious comeback effort for the Lions. SU junior Anonda Hoppner scored a short-handed empty-net goal late in the third period to secure the victory. The Orange’s goaltending situation did not get any clearer, as Welch recorded 17 saves the night after Ady Cohen allowed four goals on 12 shots. Cohen appeared to have the edge in the positional battle after a strong performance against Mercyhurst in her first career start last Saturday. Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan expects one goalie to “emerge,” but plans to play both Welch and Cohen meaningful minutes. It is unclear who Flanagan will give the nod to Tuesday when the Orange travel to Cornell University.   Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more