Gianna and Mina DeLuca between drop a ceremonial between captains before the game. -- JENN HOFFMAN
NEVILLE TWP., Pa. — Robert Morris took on in-state CHA rival Penn State at RMU Island Sports Center on Saturday for the Colonials’ second annual teddy bear toss.
Robert Morris’s Amber Rennie released the bears with the first goal of the night just a mere two minutes into the game. Penn State’s Kelsey Crown tied it up but Jessica Gazzola found the net before the end of the period giving RMU a 2-1 lead. The teams exchanged goals in the second, RMU holding their lead 3-2. Kirsten Welsh finalized the win with her 12th goal of the season, setting a defensive record at RMU.
The Colonials travel out west for a weekend series against Lindenwood. The Nittany Lions are home, next, on Tuesday against Princeton.
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The announcers booth had their teddy bears ready for the first goal.
Christi Vetter warms up with the Nittany Lions.
Lauren Bailey warms up in net with the Colonials before the game.
Kirsten Welsh completes her pre-game ritual of placing a puck on boards.
Gianna and Mina DeLuca do a ceremonial puck drop before the game.
Fans participate in the Teddy Bear Toss after Rennie nets one.
Amber Rennie and Jaycee Gebhard celebrate as the bears fly after netting the first goal of the game.
Amanda Pantaleo, captain of the team, poses during the Teddy Bear Toss.
Jaycee Gebhard handles the puck during the second period.
Katie McMillan, Abby Welch, Jessica Gazzola fall to the ice infront of the net during the second.
Kirsten Welsh, Maggie LaGue, and team celebrate after their 3rd goal of the night.
Sarah LaCavalier gets tripped during the second period.
Sarah Quaranta goes after Sophie Slattery during the third.
Kirsten Welsh nets her 12th of the season, taking a defensive record.
Amanda Pantaleo blocks a shot during the third.
Amanda Pantaleo and EJ Milne-Price celebrate after taking down the Nittany Lions.