Syracuse and St. John’s have met nine times dating back to 1990, with the Orange winning all of the matchups. That streak remained intact on Saturday, and there was never any question about it in a 15-4 rout.
SU scored the game’s first six goals, taking a 9-2 lead into halftime. By that time, the Orange had outshot the Red Storm, 32-6, won 10 of 13 faceoffs, and had a 19-6 advantage in ground balls. The loss dropped St. John’s to 1-5, while the Orange remained undefeated at 5-0.
Nick Mariano recorded his second straight hat trick, with his third goal coming with 9:55 left in the second quarter. He had a pair of goals in SU’s 6-0 burst to open the game.
Dylan Donahue scored twice on unassisted goals and added a pair of helpers to finish with four points. Nine different Orange players scored.
At the X, it was another dominant performance for Ben Williams, who won 15 of 19 draws on the afternoon.
It was a light day for Syracuse goalie Warren Hill. He faced only five shots, and recorded two saves. The blowout allowed the Orange to rotate in two other goalies, Evan Molloy and Tyler Avallone. Each had a save.
St. John’s got four goals from four different players, all of them unassisted.
Syracuse is next in action on Saturday at 4 p.m. against Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.