Penn State dropped its opening game of the season in College Hockey America play, falling 3-1 to Syracuse on Friday.
With her team-leading seventh goal of the season, Amy Petersen accounted for Penn State’s lone goal, with assists from Laura Bowman and Bella Sutton on a power play.
Kaillie Goodnough, Julie Knerr and Allie Lacombe netted goals for the Orange (2-4-4, 1-0 CHA).
Celine Whitlinger made 31 saves for the Nittany Lions (3-4-2, 0-1).
The teams meet again Saturday.