Crunch defeated by Comets, 4-1

The Syracuse Crunch were defeated by the Utica Comets, 4-1, Friday night at the Upstate Medical University Arena.

With the loss, Syracuse falls to 14-12-3-1 on the season.

Crunch goaltender Hugo Alnefelt stopped 13-of-16 shots before being relieved by Max Lagace for the third period. Lagace turned aside all six shots he faced. Akira Schmid blocked 34-of-35 shots for the Comets.

Syracuse was unable to convert on their one power play opportunity, while Utica went 1-for-2.

Sean Day scored the lone goal for the Crunch with 2:14 remaining in the game.

Alexander Holtz, Nolan Foote, Fabian Zetterlund and Nate Schnarr were the goal scorers for the Comets.

The teams travel to Utica to finish the weekend’s home-and-home series on Saturday night.

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