Syracuse loses its 8th-straight game to No. 10 Colgate behind power-play goals

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ For the second game in a row, SU took the lead the first. It lasted all of eight seconds. The Orange (4-14-1, 4-3 College Hockey America) never regained the lead in their 4-2 loss to No. 10 Colgate on Saturday. This was the eighth-straight loss for a team still searching for its first non-conference victory on the season.The first period was an offensive stalemate. When SU junior Kelli Rowswell scored a shorthanded goal with 59 seconds remaining to put the Orange up 1-0, both teams had just five shots.But Colgate, still on the power play, beat senior goaltender Maddi Welch eight seconds later to knot the game at 1-1.In the second period, Colgate outshot Syracuse 14-6, but only scored once on another power play goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textColgate’s Jessie Eldridge added an insurance goal for Colgate with 13:52 remaining in the third. This time, it was Syracuse who was on the power play, but careless passing allowed Eldridge to get the puck and beat Welch to make it 3-1.SU then proceeded to outshoot Colgate 13-5 in the third period. Anonda Hoppner scored with 11:30 left to play in her first time playing at Colgate since she transferred.The scored remained 3-2 until the final seconds, when Colgate netted an empty goal to secure the victory.Welch made 21 saves in the contest, raising her save percentage to .859 on the year.Syracuse now gets a much needed break from top-10 opponents. Its next game is Dec. 28th against Nipissing in Quebec for the Theresa Humes Invitational.center_img Published on December 8, 2018 at 6:49 pm Contact Tim: [email protected]last_img read more