STAFF : Syracuse fails in bid for sweep of weekend series against RPI with loss Saturday

first_img Published on November 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm Although the Syracuse women’s ice hockey team was in search of a sweep against Rensselaer, the Orange failed to complete its goal in the backend matchup in of the weekend.The Orange (6-10, 0-0 College Hockey America) fell to the Engineers (4-10-4, 1-3-2 Eastern College Athletic Conference) 2-1 on the road Saturday in front of a crowd of 125 at the Houston Field House in Troy.Just like in Friday’s contest, which was a 4-3 win for the Orange, the second period provided the most scoring between the two teams. But this time, it was Rensselaer who kept finding the back of the net.In the second stanza, the Engineers put 11 shots on net, with two of the shots getting past SU’s goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater.RPI’s Jordan Smelker got the scoring started 49 seconds into the period to take a one-goal lead. A little more than five minutes later RPI sounded the siren again, this time courtesy of Alisa Harrison to go up 2-0.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange was shut down in the first two periods until freshman Jordyn Burns notched her second goal of the season with 6:45 to go in the third period to cut the deficit to a goal.That was all Syracuse mustered up though, even after SU head coach Paul Flanagan pulled Drinkwater in favor of an additional attacker late in the game.In her third straight game, Drinkwater made 21 saves in the losing effort.—Compiled by David Propper, staff writer, [email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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