Syracuse falls to RIT on late goal

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 11, 2014 at 2:13 am Coming off back-to-back wins over the University of Vermont, Syracuse (10-9-2, 3-4-2 College Hockey America) allowed a goal late in the third period to fall 4-3 to the Rochester Institute of Technology (11-11-2, 5-3-1) at Ritter Arena in Rochester, N.Y.Junior forward Julie Knerr tallied first for the Orange, scoring midway through the first period on an assist from freshman forward Jessica Sibley.The second period would see five total goals, all on power plays, as RIT started the scoring with Kourtney Kunichika’s tally just more than a minute in. Syracuse then retook the lead courtesy of a goal from senior defender Akane Hosoyamada midway through the period.RIT then rallied off consecutive goals from Erin Zach and Kolbee McCrea to take a 3-2 lead with less than four minutes left in the second period.With just 17 seconds left in the period, SU sophomore forward Melissa Piacentini scored the equalizer to send the game into the last period tied at three.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith overtime seemingly inevitable, RIT’s Cassie Clayton scored a shorthanded goal with just more than a minute left in the game to seal the win for the Tigers.Syracuse plays next on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Colgate at Starr Rink.-Compiled by Matt Schneidman, staff writer, [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img

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