RMU Sweeps First CHA Series * BOX SCORE
ROBERT MORRIS RECAP by Jessica Calderone Sports Information Graduate Assistant
University Park, Pa. - In its opening College Hockey America (CHA) series, the Robert Morris University women's hockey team swept its opponent Penn State University by winning game two of the series, 4-1. The win marks the fourth straight for the Colonials.
The RMU scoring effort was primarily balanced throughout the contest as eight different skaters tallied points. Senior assistant captain Cobina Delaney (Stittsville, Ontario / Ottawa Jr. Senators) continued her stellar play from Saturday as the forward scored her first goal of the season in game two against Penn State, while she also dished out an assist. The assist moved Delaney into a tie for third all-time in assists with 41 career assists.
The Colonials scored the opening goal of the contest just 1:55 into the first period. Coming off the RMU penalty kill, forward Dayna Newsom (Oakville, Ontario / Oakville Ice) scored a shorthanded goal after passes from senior forward Jennifer Kindret (Winnipeg, Manitoba / BC Breakers) and junior defenseman Brandi Pollock (Virden, Manitoba / Westman Wildcats). The assists mark the second and third of the season for Kindret and Pollock. Newsom's shorthanded goal is the first of the season for Robert Morris and also marks the first of the career for the senior captain.
With 12:40 on the clock in the first period, sophomore forward Rebecca Vint (Caledon, Ontario / Brampton Jr. Thunder) scored her sixth goal in two games to put the Colonials at a 2-0 advantage over Penn State. The goal came off an impressive backhanded shot after passes from Delaney and sophomore defenseman Kelsey Gunn (Smith Falls, Ontario / Niagara University). Gunn's assist marks her first point in a RMU uniform.......
Lion Rally Falls Short to Robert Morris, 4-1 * BOX SCORE
Recap By Jeremy S. Fallis * Penn State Athletic Communications
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State women's hockey team fought valiantly against defending CHA Tournament champion Robert Morris on Sunday, but fell 4-1 at Greenberg Ice Pavilion. Micayla Catanzariti(Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) scored her third goal of the season from Birdie Shaw (Troy, Mich.) and Jill Holdcroft (Pennsylvania Furnace, Pa.) to pace the Nittany Lion offense.
Down 3-0 midway through the third period, Penn State (4-7-1, 0-5-1 CHA) picked up momentum against the high-powered Colonials (5-2-1, 2-0-0 CHA). Holdcroft raced down the left wing and fired a shot, which was saved and came to Shaw, whose shot was also saved by RMU goaltender Delayne Brian (19 saves). Catanzariti cleaned up the loose puck and snuck it by Brian with 6:19 to go.
Just 30 seconds later, Penn State crashed the net again, this time it was Shannon Yoxheimer (Jackson, Mich.) who let a shot off from the left wing and was stopped by Brian. The rebound came to the stick ofTaylor Gross (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and in the scramble, Brian was somehow able to keep the puck out of the net and preserve the two-goal advantage for the Colonials.
Robert Morris called a timeout after the Gross shot, but the Nittany Lion offense looked to score again and just eight seconds later, Jennifer Kindret took an interference minor penalty, which put Penn State on the power play. The Lions pulled goaltender Nicole Paniccia (Oakville, Ont.) for the 6-on-4 advantage and managed some good looks on net, but the Colonial defense was strong, blocking all the opportunities before reaching Brian. After the penalty expired, Jamie Joslin scored an empty-net goal with 13 seconds left for the final 4-1 advantage. ......