Milliron Mondays: RMU Weekend Recap 11/6-11/8


An NEC Championship battle with a NCAA Tournament berth on the line, a bounce back demolition by a nationally ranked team, and a non-conference finale victory. It was an exciting weekend for all Robert Morris sports this weekend, so let’s dive right into the action with how the Colonials fared in their matches here on Milliron Mondays.

Men’s Hockey:

The Robert Morris men’s hockey team was coming off quite possibly the best weekend in their history as a program, shutting out top-ten ranked Michigan 4-0. They also had some incredible honors with Greg Gibson obtaining the Hockey Commissioners’ Association Player of the month for October, and Dalton Izyk landing Atlantic Hockey Conference Goalie of the Month. It seems like maybe all the recent success may have gone to their heads just a little bit, with their first loss in conference play. The Colonials faced American International College, who headed into the contest with an 0-8 start to the season. RMU did not take the loss lightly however, and came back the following day to finish the pair of games against AIC with a 7-1 blowout.

It will be interesting to see if the Colonials can hang on to that nationally ranked spot this week with the disappointing loss. Luckily, they have the week off and won’t return to play until November 20th against Army West Point. Expect the team to return their normal high level of play when they return to action.

Women’s Soccer:

Head Coach John Kowalski and the Robert Morris women’s soccer team recently received a spot in the NEC Tournament for the first time in program history. The tournament was held this weekend at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the top seed, and RMU had a decent opportunity to not only get their first playoff win, but just maybe get their first title as well. The tournament started on Friday, as they were able to pass Bryant with a 2-1 victory and head into the NEC finals. They were not able to squeak past the Fairleigh Dickinson however, losing 1-0 to the Knights in the championship.

Regardless, the Colonials had an incredible season, and it was definitely a step in the right direction for the program as soccer continues to become an evolving sport in Moon Township.

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The lackluster season of the Robert Morris football team looked like it was going to continue on Saturday, as they were only up 7-6 against East Tennessee State at halftime. For those that do not know, this is the first season ETSU has participated in football since 2003, and with a 1-7 record going into the contest it the Colonials needed to secure a victory in hope of having a glimmer of hope in the program. They were able to do so with two touchdowns coming in the last four minutes of the game to grab their third win of the season 21-9.

They return to conference play this Saturday at Saint Francis. Check out the highlights of the game here:

Men’s Soccer:

Robert Morris’ impressive futbol play isn’t just happening with the women’s team, but the men’s team as well.  The team played their regular season finale Sunday afternoon against Saint Francis University, but weren’t able to obtain a victory, losing 1-0 to the Red Flash. The team will get another chance against them however in the first round of the NEC tournament this Friday in Brooklyn, New York.

Head Coach Bill Denniston certainly has some tricks up his sleeve for the game, and expect MLS draft prospect Neco Brett to want to finish his collegiate career with a bang.

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Women’s Hockey:

Goalie Jessica Dodds set two career records last Friday with a 4-0 shutout against RIT, as she now ranks first in all-time career wins and shutouts in Robert Morris History. The Colonials continued their high caliber play the following night with a 6-3 victory, with 2 goals coming from junior Maeve Garvey. The team returns to Pittsburgh this weekend for a heated rivalry between inner-state foe Penn State University.


The women’s volleyball team had their final road trip of the regular season this weekend winning both their games against Sacred Heart and Fairleigh Dickinson. They will finish up their regular season in Moon Township, so if you get the chance come out and support your Colonials.