Pittsburgh Hockey Digest

Robert Morris

Colonials drop opener to RIT, 6-3

Tigers players celebrate after a goal. -- RIT HOCKEY

screen-shot-2016-10-08-at-12-46-54-amThe Robert Morris men’s team dropped their season opener, 6-2, to RIT in Rochester, New York, Friday.

Junior forward Timmy Moore scored twice and senior goaltender Dalton Izyk set a career high with 45 saves in a regular-season conference game.

Sophomore Brandon Watt earned a pair of assists and freshman goaltender Francis Marotte made his debut, picking up two saves late in the game in relief of Izyk.

Each team went 1 for 6 on the power play. Robert Morris took four penalties in the third period, and Powell’s goal came on a two-man advantage.

Robert Morris has now lost three straight games to RIT, all of which were played in Rochester.

The two teams will meet again Saturday night.

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