After losing nine straight games — its worst start in program history — Syracuse turned to goalie Ady Cohen. Cohen, the projected starter in the preseason, had split time evenly with Allison Small. Against Union, SU rode Cohen’s 20-save shutout to its first win of the season.
“It’s definitely a good feeling to get the monkey off the back,” said Cohen on Oct. 31.
Four days later, Cohen recorded another shutout to give Syracuse its second win of the season against RIT. Still, SU head coach Paul Flanagan hasn’t committed to her as the starter.
In both of the Orange’s (2-10, 1-1 College Hockey America) wins, they needed shutout performances from Cohen. Small, who has started seven games in the net, leads the team in saves (193) but doesn’t have a win. Both Small and Cohen’s save percentages hover around .875 this season and Flanagan has yet to choose a primary netminder.
“What it does do is continue that healthy competition between the two and that’s what you want,” Flanagan said.
Small transferred to Syracuse halfway through last year’s season from Quinnipiac, where she played 12 games in two seasons. At SU in 2018-19, she played only 80 minutes over two games. But this year, …read more
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