Saturday November 10, 2012 Results: Robert Morris defeats Penn State 7-1, RIT and Syracuse skate to 2-2 tie & Lindenwood falls 7-2 to St. Cloud State

Saturday November 10, 2012 Results: Robert Morris defeats Penn State 7-1, RIT and Syracuse skate to 2-2 tie & Lindenwood falls 7-2 to St. Cloud State

Vint Guides RMU to First CHA Win of the Season * BOX SCORE

ROBERT MORRIS RECAP by Jessica Calderone Sports Information Graduate Assistant 

University Park, Pa.  - In its opening affair with a College Hockey America (CHA) opponent, the Robert Morris University women's hockey team faced off against Penn State University at Greenberg Ice Pavilion in University Park, Pa.  The Colonials easily handled the Nittany Lions winning the contest 7-1.

RMU was led by forward Rebecca Vint (Caledon, Ontario / Brampton Jr. Thunder) as the sophomore set a new personal record for goals scored in a single-contest with five.  With the five goals, Vint tied the RMU program record for most goals scored in one game. Two of Vint's goals came on RMU power plays, which allowed her to tie the program record for most power play goals scored in a single game.  The hat trick makes Vint just the sixth player in program history to tally at least three goals in a single-contest.

The forward line of assistant captain Cobina Delaney (Stittsville, Ontario / Ottawa Jr. Senators), Vint and senior forward Kelsey Thomas (Hamilton, Ontario / Hamilton Hawks) were right fully named the three stars of the contest as the line contributed 12 of the team's 19 points.  On three of Vint's five goals, Delaney and Thomas tallied the first and secondary assists.  

Thomas finished the contest with four assists while Delaney finished with three.  The four assists for Thomas ties her for third all-time for assists in a single-contest while also tying a career best.  Thomas has now dished out 35 assists for her career which ranks her 7th all-time and has registered 63 career points to rank 6th in program history.....


Robert Morris Races Past Women's Hockey * BOX SCORE

Recap By Jeremy S. Fallis * Penn State Athletic Communications

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State women's hockey freshman Shannon Yoxheimer (Jackson, Mich.) extended her scoring streak to seven goals in a 7-1 loss to Robert Morris on Saturday at Greenberg Ice Pavilion. RMU's Rebecca Vint tallied a school record-tying five goals on the afternoon.

After a strong opening 10 minutes of the first period, Robert Morris (4-2-1, 1-0-0) got on the board when Vint was fed by linemates Kelsey Thomas and Cobina Delaney on a goal off a rebound. A little over two minutes later, Vint would double her total on the power play as Jamie Joslin and Brandi Pollock tallied assists.

Just 95 seconds later, Robert Morris made it 3-0 when Kyle St. Louis took a Penn State turnover for an unassisted goal. Vint capped the hat trick 22 seconds later as Thomas and Delaney again provided assists for a 4-0 lead. Robert Morris out-shot Penn State 14-6 in the opening period.

The story was much the same in the second period as PSU held its own for the opening eight minutes before Thea Imbrogno scored her second goal of the year for a 5-0 advantage..... 




Recap By BRITTANY McCORMICK * Syracuse Athletic Communications 

The Syracuse ice hockey team picked up its first tie this season at RIT, 2-2, in a conference matchup. The Orange's (5-5-1, 2-0-1 CHA) two goals were scored by sophomore forward Allie LaCombe and junior defensemen Akane Hosoyamada. Junior goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater tied her season-best with 36 saves against the Tigers.

"I give RIT full marks for their effort today," said head coach Paul Flanagan. "They played determined. We got a nice goal with three minutes left to tie."

LaCombe scored her second goal of the season seven minutes into the game to put the Orange up, 1-0. Both Julie Knerrand Cara Johnson had the assists. It was Johnson's first point of the season.

The Tigers tied it up in the second when Kim Schlattman notched her fifth goal of the season on an RIT power play. At 15:37 in the third, Carly Payerl notched another power play goal, giving RIT the 2-1 advantage......




RIT recap by Joe Venniro - Director of Sports Information

ROCHESTER, NY – The RIT women’s hockey team (4-4-2, 1-2-2 CHA) earned a hard-fought 2-2 tie against College Hockey America foe Syracuse (5-5-1, 2-1-1 CHA) in front of 558 fans at Ritter Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The game was tied at 1-1 until late in the third period, when Carly Payerl (Kitchener, Ontario/Resurrection Catholic) stole the puck from a Syracuse defenseman in front of the goal and roofed a backhand over the glove of Syracuse goaltender Jenesica Drinkwater with 4:23 left in regulation.

The Orange received a power-play a minute later and capitalized, as the Tigers couldn’t clear the puck. Akane Hosoyamada fired a shot from the high slot that got through traffic and eluded RIT goaltender Ali Binnington (Oakville, Ontario) off the post and in with 3:00 left in regulation to tie the game.

RIT was awarded a power-play in overtime and had three great chances to score but could not get the game-winner. Syracuse also had its best chance on that same RIT power-play, as Binnington made her biggest save of the game on Emily Auerbacher on a partial breakaway........


Lady Lions Fall Behind Early In Loss To St. Cloud State  * BOX SCORE 

RECAP BY Daniel Newton * LINDENWOOD Sports Information Director

The Lady Lions hockey team couldn't overcome an early deficit against St. Cloud State and fell by a 7-2 score during game two of the series.

The Huskies scored twice in the first seven minutes of the game and finished the first period up 2-0. St. Cloud State outshot Lindenwood 23-8 in the period.

St. Cloud State and Lindenwood traded goals twice early in the second period, before the Huskies pulled away with two goals late in the period. The Huskies also scored one more goal in the third period.

Samantha Redick led Lindenwood with one assist and one goal. Caitlyn Post had the other goal and Jocelyn SlatteryChelsea Witwicke, and Katie Erickson each had an assist.

Lindenwood falls to 0-10-0 on the season. The Lady Lions host Penn State next weekend in a CHA series at the Lindenwood Ice Arena.