A weekend sweep of Robert Morris and an 8-2 record in the month of February earned Syracuse ice hockey players College Hockey America honors. Senior Jessica DiGirolamo is the CHA Player of the Month for her play in February, while senior Allison Small is the Goaltender of the Week and junior Abby Moloughney is the CHA Player of the Week for their performances in the sweep of Robert Morris.
A defenseman, DiGirolamo scored 12 points in 10 games in February, helping Syracuse to an 8-2 in 28 days. She had eight goals, including a hat trick in the 4-1 win at Lindenwood (2/12), and four assists. The Mississauga, Ontario native turned in three multi-point games, including at RIT (2/3) with two goals, at Lindenwood (2/12) with the hat trick, and at Lindenwood (2/14) with two goals and one assist. In the 10 games, she also had 14 blocks and was on +12 on the power play. Syracuse’s career leader in goals scored by a defenseman (26) ranks third on the Orange career record list for points by a defenseman (72).
Moloughney scored two goals and had an assist in Syracuse’s sweep of Robert Morris on the road. The forward scored a goal in the 3-1 first win and had one goal and one assist in the 4-1 victory on Saturday. Moloughney Ontario native is Syracuse’s leading scorer with 21 points (eight goals and 13 assists). It is the second Player of the Week Award for the Ottawa, Ontario this season.
Small recorded 84 saves and allowed just two goals in two wins at Robert Morris, including a career-high 49 saves in the victory in the first game. The 49 saves is the third-best single game performance in the nation in 2020-21 and the fourth-best in Syracuse history. On Saturday in a 4-1 win, she recorded 35 saves, increasing her career total to 1,117, which ranks sixth in the Syracuse record book. Small’s recognition marks the second time this season she has earned the honor.
Syracuse is the fourth seed in the 2021 CHA Tournament and will play fifth seed Lindenwood on Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 pm in the quarterfinals. The game will be streamed on Stretch.
(Syracuse Women’s Hockey Photos)