UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The 10th-ranked Penn State women’s hockey team heads to Syracuse on Friday to begin a two-game series in its final four-game stretch to conclude the regular season.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Events: Friday 3rd February | Saturday February 4th
Location: Tennity Ice Arena | Syracuse, New York
Time: Friday: 6 p.m. | Saturday: 3 p.m
Regard: Friday | Saturday
Live Stats: Friday | Saturday
Game Notes: Pennsylvania (PDF)
- This will be the 46th clash between the two teams as the Orange lead the series 30-7-8, with Penn State winning the final two games on Dec. 3-4 4-0, 11-3.
- Syracuse has eight players on the team who are scoring double digits this season.
- Lauren Bellefonte is the Orange’s leader with eight goals and 18 assists.
- The Orange go into the series with a 9-18-2 overall record and a 6-5-1 record in the CHA.
- Syracuse are coming off a loss and a draw against Mercyhurst, going 1-6 and 1-1 on Jan. 28-29.
- Netting for the Orange is Arielle DeSmet, who has played in 27 games this season and started in 27 games and has a 7-18-2 record and a 2.94 GAA.
HAVE A FEW DAYS MACKAY!
- Graduate student Eleri MacKay had three power play goals in the final series of the Nittany Lion against Lindenwood.
- She scored four goals and two assists during the two games while scoring three points in each game.
- MacKay was named CHA Forward of the Week for her game against Lions.
- The Brookfield, Wisc. The native currently has nine goals and 16 assists for 25 points, which ranks third on the team.
ZANON BREAKS MORE RECORDS
- Junior Kiara Zanon broke two program records Friday night after the first game of the Lindenwood series.
- Zanon broke the program record for a season with 21 goals, passing former teammate Natalie Heising.
- She also surpassed her own season record for points when she tied for 41st after Friday’s game against Lindenwood.
SIT ON TOP OF THE POLLS
- Penn State was ranked in the top 15 in the USA Today/USA Hockey national polls 19 out of 20 weeks.
- The Nittany Lions moved up two spots in the USCHO poll as they moved up to #1. 10
STRONGLY KEEP A PEAK IN CHA SCORING
- After Lindenwood’s two-game sweep, the Nittany Lions are eight points clear of Mercyhurst and Syracuse at 21. Penn State currently holds a CHA record of 10-1-1.
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