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Women’s hockey sweeps weekend double-header vs. Syracuse

<h5>Issy Wunder scores her first career goal on Saturday against Syracuse.</h5>
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Issy Wunder scores her first career goal on Saturday against Syracuse.
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No. 15 Women’s hockey (3–3–0 overall, 1–3–0 ECAC) picked up two wins over the weekend, topping Syracuse (15–11–6, 11–4–1 CHA) 4–2 on Friday night before shutting them out 1–0 on Saturday. Junior forward Sarah Fillier led the Tigers with four points (one goal, three assists) across the two games, while first-year goalie Taylor Hyland and sophomore goalie Jennifer Olnowich each got a win in net. 

“I think our team created a ton of offensive opportunities this weekend,” Head Coach Cara Morey said in an email to The Daily Princetonian. “We played fast and moved the puck well, and created a ton of scoring chances.”

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Hyland started the first game and pitched a shutout through the first two periods, before finally giving up two in the third. She finished with 15 saves on 17 shots. On offense, Princeton struck early and often, netting three first-period goals. Fillier got things started on a stuff-in at the side of the net to make it 1–0, with assists from first-year forward Issy Wunder and senior defender Solveig Neunzert.

With 6:36 to play in the period, sophomore defender Dominique Cormier blasted a slapshot past the Syracuse goalie to make 2–0 off of assists from Fillier and Wunder. Just two minutes later, senior forward Maggie Connors scored on a semi-break to bust the game open, assisted by first-year forward Emerson O’Leary. 

The score remained 3–0 until first-year forward Katherine Khramtsov had her first career goal with 12 seconds left in the second period, making it 4–0 off of a Fillier assist. Syracuse would add two in the third, but it was too little too late as Princeton hung on for the 4–2 win. 

On Saturday, Olnowich was the star, stopping all 15 shots she faced. The only marker of the contest came late in the first period, as Wunder one-timed a shot from the slot for her first career goal (assists from Fillier and Khramtsov). 

“It was really nice to come off with a weekend sweep,” Morey added, “and I think we will be able to take that momentum into this weekend.”

The Tigers are back in action this week, as they host St. Lawrence on Friday afternoon and Clarkson on Saturday afternoon. 

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Ben Burns is an associate Sports Editor at the ‘Prince’ who typically covers basketball, hockey, and soccer. Please direct any corrections requests to corrections@dailyprincetonian.com.

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