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‘Cuse Comeback Falls Short – Syracuse University Athletics

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Game Details: vs. RIT, January 25th (6 pm)
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Syracuse fought back from a 4-0 first period deficit to get within one, 4-3, early in the third period, but could not get the equalizer in a loss at RIT. The Tigers scored an empty net goal with 50 seconds left for the final score of 5-3. Syracuse (8-17-1 overall, 5-4 CHA) will host the Tigers in the second game of the home-and-home series on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 6 pm at Tennity Ice Pavilion.

 

“We had a slow start and dug ourselves a hole in the first period,,” said head coach Britni Smith. “It was great to see the team’s fight and resiliency in the second and third. They battled hard and got themselves back in the game but, ultimately, we couldn’t overcome the four goal deficit. We will use this loss as an opportunity to learn and grow. We will be ready to go from the opening faceoff tomorrow.”

 

In the first period, RIT (4-20-1, 1-7-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead less than four minutes into the game and then scored a pair of power play goals to take a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes.

 

Junior Sarah Thompson sparked the Orange comeback with a pair of goals in the second period. Two minutes into the middle frame, Thompson corralled a loose puck at the blue line and carried it up the left side of the offensive zone and fed sophomore Erin Brousseau on the crease. Thompson went behind the goal to the right side and one-timed the loose puck into the back of the net to put the…

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