February 2, 2013

Syracuse Sweeps Scrimmages, Edges Ohio State

from press release

COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 13 Syracuse improved to 4-0 this preseason with a pair of scrimmage victories on Saturday, Feb. 2. The Orange defeated No. 19 Ohio State, 8-7, and Robert Morris, 18-10, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

Sophomore Kevin Rice (Skaneateles, N.Y.) had a big day for the Orange offense. Rice totaled seven points in the two games, including a team-high five assists versus Robert Morris.

In the opening game against Ohio State, SU led 6-3 at the half before holding on for an 8-7 victory. Seven different players combined for the Orange's eight goals. Junior Billy Ward (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) was SU's only multi-goal scorer. Ward had two goals and one assist for a team-best three points. Rice chipped in one goal and one assist.

Sophomore goalie Bobby Wardwell (Clifton Park, N.Y.) started against the Buckeyes and made seven saves. Junior Dominic Lamolinara (Arnold, Md.) finished up between the pipes, recording four stops.

In the second game, Syracuse opened up a 7-1 advantage against Robert Morris and led the Colonials 11-2 at halftime. Orange head coach John Desko emptied the bench in the second half and Syracuse cruised to an eight-goal victory.

In addition to Rice, redshirt freshman Dylan Donahue (Camillus, N.Y.) and junior Pat Powderly (Reisterstown, Md.) also had five points versus the Colonials. Donahue registered four goals and one assist. Powderly contributed one goal and four helpers. Junior captain Derek Maltz (Ashburn, Va.) added a hat trick.

Lamolinara got the starting nod in the cage against the Colonials. He made four saves before being replaced by redshirt freshman Ben Romagnoli (Cazenovia, N.Y.) who totaled six saves.

Saturday's two scrimmages brought a close to the Orange's preseason schedule. Syracuse will open the 2013 regular season at home Sunday, Feb. 17 against Albany.

Syracuse 8, Ohio State 7

SU Scoring (Goals-Assists): B. Ward (2-1), K. Rice (1-1), D. DeJoe (1-0), H. Schoonmaker (1-0), L. Cometti (1-0), R. Barber (1-0), J. Marasco (1-0), D. Maltz (0-1), D. Donahue (0-1)

SU Saves: B. Wardwell 7, D. Lamolinara 4

Syracuse 18, Robert Morris 10

SU Scoring (Goals-Assists): D. Donahue (4-1), K. Rice (0-5), P. Powderly (1-4), D. Maltz (3-0), M. Walters (2-1), B. Daly (2-0), S. Loy (2-0), B. Ward (1-0), D. DeJoe (1-0), L. Cometti (1-0), E. DeJohn (1-0), R. Barber (0-1)

SU Saves: D. Lamolinara 4, B. Romagnoli 6

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