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Syracuse takes down Penn State, 3-2, for its 2nd straight overtime win

first_img Published on February 5, 2016 at 11:05 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Related Stories Syracuse struggles building momentum heading into late stretch of conference playMelissa Piacentini emerges as efficient passer amid goal-scoring droughtSyracuse trumps Mercyhurst in 2-1 overtime win Syracuse (13-13-3, 9-4-2 College Hockey America) defeated conference foe Penn State (9-15-5, 5-5-5) in overtime, 3-2, on Friday night in University Park, Pennsylvania.The Orange struck first late in the first period. Melissa Piacentini scored her first goal since a Dec. 10 loss to Boston College to give her team the 1-0 lead.The Nittany Lions came roaring back in the second. Kelsey Crow scored on a power-play goal 8:25 in and Laura Bowman followed her up less than three minutes later to give Penn State the 2-1 advantage. Amy Petersen assisted on both of the goals.Things looked bleak for the Orange until junior Morgan Blank converted on an equalizing goal with just under three minutes left in the game. It was only the second goal on the season for Blank.Syracuse’s Jessica Sibley ended the game just under five minutes into the extra period. It’s the second straight game that the Orange have won in overtime on a goal by Sibley.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSophomore Megan Quinn had an assist on every Orange goal and led the team with three points. Goalkeeper Jenn Gilligan recorded 14 saves.The Orange resumes play on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. against Penn State. Syracuse will be looking for its first three-game winning streak, and its first weekend sweep on the season. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more