The second series between Penn State and Syracuse has begun with the same outcome, but by a much different score.
The Nittany Lions (7-15-1, 1-9-1 CHA) dropped their College Hockey America and home opener to the Orange (13-11-1, 7-3-1 CHA) on Oct. 13, 4-0. However, Friday night's meeting ended in a much closer 1-0 loss for the Lions.
Nicole Renault scored the game's lone goal in the opening stages of the first period, with 13:11 remaining. Despite a staggering 46 total shots, it ultimately was the only goal the Orange could score.
However, the Lions were unable to capitalize on any of their 13 shots and could not grab a conference point out of the matchup. They had two opportunities to tie the game on power plays in the final period, but came up empty with only one shot.
Shannon Yoxheimer, the team's top goal scorer and leader in points, led the Lions with five shots. Team captain Taylor Gross (3) and Jill Holdcroft (2) were the other Lions with more than one shot.
The Lions get another chance to top the Orange and snap their three-game losing streak on Saturday at 2 p.m.