NEVILLE TWP., Pa — Allison Small stopped all 32 shots she faced as Brynn Koocher’s third-period tally stood alone in a 1-0 Syracuse victory over Robert Morris Saturday.
For the Colonials it was a tougher-than-normal day at the office, as the team showed the same level as intensity and effort as games prior but faced a rise in the compete level from the visiting squad. Even in the event that opportunities arose, they could not solve the junior net minder throughout the contest.
A second period trio of penalties by the Orange led the Colonials to 5:16 of advantage time, including a brief 5-0n-3 that the squad couldn’t convert.
Despite the flame-out on offense, Raygan Kirk continued her solid tenure in the crease, stopping 23-of-24 on the weekend and raising her save-percentage to .919 on the season.
The Colonials continue their home stand with a pair of games against the suddenly hot Lindenwood Lions, hosting the St. Louis-based team on Friday at 3:05 p.m. and Saturday at 1:05 p.m.