NEVILLE TWP., Pa. — RIT earned a 4-3 win over Robert Morris on Friday.
The Tigers fired three past Francis Marotte, from Gabe Valenzuela, Abbott Girduckis, and Bryson Traptow in the second to take two-goal lead into the third.
Jordan Peacock scored to signal a switch of Marotte for senior Andrew Pikul, who faced 9 shots.
The Colonials closed the gap with goals from Timmy Moore and the first of the season for Alex Dagnal.
Both teams will return to RMU Island Sports Center tomorrow for a rematch at 7:05 p.m. with the final Skate with the Colonials of 2017-18 after the game.
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Teammates Jake Coleman and Mike Louria chat during warm ups.
Andrew Pikul of RMU and Ian Andriano of RIT chat during warm ups.
Dyllan Lubbesmeyer of RMU and Logan Drackett of RIT chat during warm ups.
Dan Willett gets sandwiched during the first period.
Timmy Moore redirects the puck in front of the bench during the first.
Max Mikowski stops after Eric Israel takes the stick right out of his hand.
Sean Giles checks into the boards.
Spencer Dorowicz and Myles Powell take a face off during the second.
Luke Lynch pushes past Chase Norrish during the second.
Alex Dagnal snows Christian Short trying to get a deflected puck from Luke Lynch.
Alex Tonge slides into the side of Matt Abt during the second.
Jordan Peacock and team celebrate his third period goal.
Andrew Pikul catches a puck during the third period after relieving Francis Marotte.
Alex Dagnal celebrates after netting his first goal of the season.
Myles Powell handles the puck during the third.