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Syracuse closes out regular season with 2-0 win at Penn State

Courtesy of Syracuse Athletics

Syracuse cruised by Penn State for the fourth time this year. The Orange next plays as a No. 2 seed at Friday night at Buffalo’s Harbor Center in the semifinals of the CHA Tournament.

Syracuse (15-12-5, 14-4-2 College Hockey America) closed out its regular season with a 2-0 win against Penn State (9-20-5, 8-10-2) Saturday afternoon in University Park. It’s the Orange’s fourth straight win to end the season.

With less than a minute left in the first period, Savannah Rennie scored her ninth of the season  She has a goal in three of the last four games and recorded at least one point in the last four. Neither team scored in the second period.

With 55 seconds left in the game, Emily Costales sealed the win for the Orange with an empty netter, assisted by Rennie and Allie Munroe. Syracuse won four games this season against Penn State by a combined total of 14-3.

Senior Jessica Sibley did not play for the second consecutive game. Senior Heather Schwarz returned to the lineup and finished plus-one on the day. With the 14 save shutout, Abbey Miller extended the Syracuse record for shutouts in a season to eight.

After earning a first-round bye, Syracuse will play as a No. 2 seed Friday night at Buffalo’s Harbor Center in the semifinals of the CHA Tournament. SU will face the highest remaining seed left from the two quarterfinal games played on Thursday.

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