|1st||17:45||SYR||1-0||PP GW||Lindsay Eastwood (2)||Jessica Sibley/8, Heather Schwarz/1|
|2nd||12:25||SYR||2-0||EV||Heather Schwarz (6)||Jessica Sibley/9|
|3rd||19:11||SYR||3-0||EV EN||Heather Schwarz (7)||Alysha Burriss/7, Megan Quinn/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|North Dakota (6-5-4)||0/4||4/8||0|
|Abbey Miller (W, 4-5-3)||60:00||0||6||4||9||19|
|North Dakota Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Lexie Shaw (L, 6-4-4)||58:39||2||6||5||2||13|
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota women's hockey team out-played but was unable to come away with a win against Syracuse, as the Orange skated to a 3-0 upset over the Fighting Hawks on Friday afternoon at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
The Fighting Hawks (6-5-4) attempted 53 shots against Syracuse (4-6-3), but the Orange blocked a total of 28 of those to limit just 19 on net for their goaltender Abbey Miller to stop. Syracuse blocked 16 of its 28 in the second period alone.
Despite the blocked shots, North Dakota still had ample scoring chances in the contest, but was unable to capitalize on a handful of backdoor opportunities.
Syracuse got on the board first toward the end of the first period on the game's first power play. The Orange's Lindsay Eastwood redirected a pass while crashing the net to score at the backdoor for the 1-0 lead. Syracuse then added to its lead in the second period with another back-door goal off a pass originating from behind the net.
UND got its first power-play chance of the afternoon in the second period, and despite dominating the middle frame of play, was unable to get on the scoreboard.
The Fighting Hawks continued to control play in the third period, but again couldn't get anything past Miller and the Orange added an empty-net goal in the final minute of play to seal the win.
Of the 19 shots on net, nine came on the power-play for UND, as Syracuse stymied North Dakota all-game long while even strength.
The two teams finish the series tomorrow back at Ralph Engelstad Arena at 2:07 p.m. (CT).