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Photo-Jenn-ic: Mercyhurst sweeps RMU men

Mercyhurst wins
Mercyhurst wins in overtime 3-2. -- JENN HOFFMAN

ERIE, Pa. — Robert Morris and Mercyhurst finished their 2017-18 season series at the Mercyhurst Ice Center, with the Lakers winning 3-2 in overtime. The Lakers honored their 11 seniors before the game- Bryan Sienerth, Jack Riley, Jonathan Charbonneau, Kane Elliot, Michael Verboom, Nathan Ferriero, Brandon Wildung, Tyler Enns, Patrick Piacentini, Zach Todd, and Brandon Gotkin.

After a scoreless first where the Colonials outshot the Lakers 15-6, the Lakers found the net first with senior Patrick Piacentini. Piacentini’s marker later was answered by Luke Lynch on a phenomenal shot.

The Lakers regained their lead when Kane Elliot slipped a puck behind Andrew Pikul early in the third, only for the frame to be bookended with a goal from one of the Colonials seniors, Robert Powers.

15 seconds left in the overtime, Joshua Lammon of Mercyhurst found the net, allowing the Lakers to sweep the weekend series with the 3-2 overtime win.

Robert Morris outshot Mercyhurst 39-26 on the day.

The Colonials will finish up their regular season with a home series against Air Force, and celebrates the class of 2018 on Saturday, February 24 at 7:05 p.m at the Island Sports Center.

Mercyhurst, who takes over first place in Atlantic Hockey with the win, heads to Rochester for a two game series with the Tigers.

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