Women's Hockey Falls to Syracuse 4-1
by Alexander Jones | published Feb. 26th, 2015
Although the RIT men's hockey team was able to pull off a sensational win against Robert Morris this past weekend, the women's hockey team had a far more disappointing game.
Despite having a bit more of a consistent season than the men's team this year, the RIT women's hockey team (10-18-6, 4-12-3 CHA) fell to host Syracuse (10-13-10, 8-5-6 CHA) this past Friday, Feb. 20 at the Tennity Ice Pavilion. The Tigers fought hard, though, holding their own throughout gametime despite the near-shutout loss. Second year forward Caitlin Wallace managed to pull off RIT's lone goal of the game right toward the end. In the fourth period, just as it was looking like the Tigers were going to go home with a shutout loss, Wallace got a goal in with just 3:31 left in regulation. Assists on the goal came from second year defense Taylor Thurston and second year forward Mackenzie Stone.
Even in the face of the loss, fourth year goaltender and Reporter-featured athlete Ali Binnington played a great game, saving 18 shots out of the 22 that came her way. Binnington was pulled out in the last 17 minutes of regulation and replaced by second year goaltender Brooke Stoddart, who made 13 saves for RIT. Syracuse managed to score a goal in each period leading up to the third, bringing them to a 2-0 advantage to start the second half of the game. Syracuse ultimately out-shot RIT 35-32, and RIT was 0-for-6 on the main advantage.
Friday's game marks another win in Syracuse's history against the Tigers, leading the all-time series between both schools 7-4-1 and 2-1 this season alone. The Tigers still have a chance to finish strong this season in their last regular-season game against Syracuse this coming Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Gene Polisseni Center. The game starts at 3:05 pm.