When: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.
Where: Tennity Ice Pavilion – Syracuse, N.Y.
On the air: www.americaone.com (Internet video)
Players to watch
Mercyhurst – Sr. F Meghan Agosta (30 goals, 42 assists, 72 points), Jr. G Hillary Pattenden (22-5-0 record, 2.08 goals-against average, .903 save percentage, 5 shutouts), Sr. F Jesse Scanzano (20-27-47), Sr. F Vicki Bendus (17-29-46), Jr. F Bailey Bram (12-26-38)
Syracuse – So. F Isabel Menard (15-18-33), Sr. F Julie Rising (10-16-26), Sr. D Ashley Cockell (8-11-19), Jr. F Megan Skelly (7-10-17), Sr. F Stefanie Marty (7-8-15)
Mercyhurst – Agosta, the nation’s leading scorer and second-leading goal scorer, needs two goals to surpass the NCAA’s all-time career record of 150 goals set by Harvard’s Nicole Corriero from 2002-05. Agosta set the NCAA career marks for points and power-play goals last weekend. … Pattenden surpassed Laura Hosier (74 wins from 2004-08) as the program’s leader in victories last weekend. … The Lakers are 11-0 overall against the Orange, including 5-2 and 6-0 wins last month. … They have won a season-high six straight games by a combined 27-7 score since a 3-0 home loss to No. 2 Cornell Jan. 18. … They have five of their six shutout wins in the last 10 games. … They could clinch College Hockey America’s regular-season title with one win this weekend. … Agosta, Bendus, Bram and Scanzano are ranked among the top 12 nationally in scoring and top nine in assists. … Freshman F Christine Bestland (18-21-39) ranks third nationally in rookie scoring. … The Lakers are off next weekend before concluding the regular season Feb. 25 at home against Robert Morris.
Syracuse – The Orange play for the first time in two weeks. In their last game on Jan. 29, they snapped a three-game winless streak (in which they totaled two goals) with a 3-1 win against Wayne State. … Cockell, who transferred from Mercyhurst last summer, had no goals and two points in her return to Erie last month. … They are holding their Skate for the Cure event this weekend.
Up next: vs. Robert Morris (Feb. 25, 7 p.m.)
– Victor Fernandes