Last weekend, the Robert Morris University women’s ice hockey team packed up the team bus for their final College Hockey America road games of the regular season, heading to Wentzville, Missouri against the Lindenwood University Lions. They dropped the Friday night game 3-2 in overtime, and they lost the rematch on Saturday afternoon 4-2.
On Friday night, sophomore right wing Maddie Collias and sophomore right wing Katie Fergus got RMU on the scoreboard in the first and second periods respectively. But it was Lindenwood who scored last, with a goal in the final minute of the third period, and a quick strike in the first minute of overtime.
On Saturday afternoon, junior left wing Thea Imbrogno and sophomore center Rebecca Vint got the Colonials on the scoresheet in the first period. Unfortunately, it was Lions, again, who made the comeback in the third period with two goals to sweep the series.
NEXT UP: The Colonials close out the CHA regular season with a pair of home games against Penn State this weekend. On Friday night, the opening face-off will happen at 7:05 PM at 84 Lumber Arena. On Saturday afternoon, the puck will drop on Neville Island at 3 PM.
The Nittany Lions are 7-22-2 overall, and 1-15-2 with 4 points in the CHA. In their inaugural season, Penn State is 4-9-2 at home and 3-13-0 on the road.
In their previous 2-game weekend matchup back in November, the Colonials swept the Nittany Lions 7-1 and 4-1 at Greenberg Ice Pavilion in University Park, PA.
PUCK POINTS: Robert Morris is 11-14-3 overall, and the Colonials are in fourth place in the CHA standings with a 7-10-1 record and 15 points. RMU is tied in the CHA standings with Lindenwood at 15 points apiece.
If Robert Morris and Lindenwood end up tied at the end of the season, RMU will travel to Missouri for the first round of the play-offs, since the Lions own the tie-breaker between the two programs. However, if the Colonials finish ahead of Lindenwood in the final standings, Robert Morris will host the Lions in a best-of-three series in the first round of the conference post-season tournament.
When RMU has scored at least three goals in a game this season, the Colonials have won eight of the team’s 28 games. Robert Morris has an overall record of 8-2-1 when scoring at least three goals in a single game. RMU has outscored its opponents 45-25 in those 11 games.
Center Dayna Newsom and Rebecca Vint are tied for the team lead in short-handed goals this season with one apiece.
It will be Senior Night on Saturday at 84 Lumber Arena. The Colonials will celebrate the Class of 2013: goaltender Delayne Brian, right wing Cobina Delaney, goaltender Kristen DiCiocco, defenseman Jamie Joslin, forward Jennifer Kindret, center Courtney Langston, captain Dayna Newsom, and left wing Kelsey Thomas.
Before this weekend’s games, the Class of 2013, as a unit, has scored 102 goals in their time with the Colonials, to go along with 158 assists, totaling 260 career points.