Orange handles Raiders easily on Senior Day

No. 5 Syracuse (11-4) capped off the regular season with a dominating effort on Senior Day, beating Colgate 18-3.

The Orange was never down this game, scoring 5 goals before the Raiders could even score one. Syracuse out-shot Colgate 17-3 in the first quarter to set the tone for the rest of the match. They never looked back after that, finishing with a 46-23 total shots advantage. Perhaps Syracuse’s most impressive in-game run this season was on display today, as an extended 11-0 run spanning from the 2nd (11:05) to last period (10:30) re-assured total control.

It was a complete team effort. Ten different players scored for Syracuse including Senior captain Dylan Donahue, whose five-point performance (4 goals, 1 assists) moved him past Kevin Rice (222) for 12th place all-time on Syracuse’s points list. Other top contributors included Midi Sergio Salcido (2 goals, 2 assists), Nick Mariano (2 goals), and Jordan Evans (1 goal, 1 assist).

Donahue said post-game, “This is what we worked for our entire career. We have to focus on ourselves. Like Serge [Salcido] said, we’re taking it one day at a time and getting better heading into the stretch. We just have to keep getting better.”

Goalie Evan Molloy had another fantastic game, allowing only one goal in the 38 minutes he played. He stated, “The defense is definitely clicking right now… They’re playing out of their mind.” Coach Desko praised how Molloy's presence in goal gives the Orange a whole new threat.

Midi Ben Williams went 9-14 on face-offs before making way for others like Cal Paduda, Nate Farrell and Austin Wentworth to step in, who went a combined 5-6.

Coach Desko stated, “I think it went about as well as it could’ve for us today. We were able to get our starters out there... Our execution was good. In the second half, we got our seniors in. It’s the way you draw it up as a coach.”

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