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Photo-Jenn-ic: Colonials sweep I-79 series against Lakers

Taylor Best Elie Ghantous
Taylor Best and Elie Ghantous both received roughing penalties at the final buzzer for throwing punches. -- JENN HOFFMAN

ERIE, Pa. — The Robert Morris Colonials took on the Mercyhurst University Lakers to complete their back-to-back home-and-home series against in-state rivals. Coming back from two losses to Penn State the previous weekend, the Colonials rebounded with a 5-2 victory over the Lakers Saturday night in Pittsburgh.

Sunday, the Colonials completed the sweep with a 5-3 victory. The Lakers started the scoring with a goal from Jonathan Charbonneau, and held the 1-0 lead into the second. The Colonials came back with power play goals from Timmy Moore and Eric Israel in the second. There were give goals in the third period: three for RMU and two for Mercyhurst.

The Colonials and Lakers will take a week off for the holiday. The Colonials will return to Pittsburgh for their Three Rivers Classic at PPG Paints arena Dec 29th & Dec 30. Lake Superior State, Providence College, and Arizona State will join them for the event. The Lakers will finish up 2017 in conference play against RIT Dec. 29 and 30 at home.

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