NEVILLE TWP., Pa. — The Robert Morris Colonials played their last regular season game Saturday afternoon, which turned out to be a 4-1 defeat by the hands of the Syracuse Orange.
The game continued the weekend series in somewhat similar fashion to Friday night’s contest between the two teams. The Colonials were simply unable to cash in on enough of their opportunities while Syracuse made the most of theirs.
After some close early chances, Robert Morris opened the scoring in the first period, taking the lead with a shot from the stick of Marah Wagner who notched here sixth goal of the season at the 14:17 mark. While the rest of the game remained close, it was a frenzy of goals in quick fashion by the Orange in a second period onslaught that the Colonials were not able to overcome. Sarah Thompson made it even at 4:37 of the second period, followed by goals from Tatum White (5:20) and Abby Moloughney (6:40). Jessica DiGirolamo made it 4-1 at 8:51.
Arielle DeSmet started in net for Robert Morris stopping 14 of 17 shots on goal. After letting in the third goal in a 2:03 time frame, DeSmet was replaced by Molly Singewald to finish the game. Singewald ended up stopping 8 of 9 shots on goal.
Allison Small stood tall for Syracuse stopping 34 of 35 shots on goal for the game and 83 of 85 shots on the weekend
College Hockey America Tournament – Erie, PA (March 4th-6th)
Despite the setback this weekend, Robert Morris still earned the #2 seed and will have a first round bye and currently puts them in Semifinal #2 which will be on March 5th at 7:30 p.m. They will play the highest-remaining team after round one competition.
Syracuse will come in with the #4 seed and is currently scheduled to play Lindenwood on March 4th at 7:30 p.m. during the opening round of the tournament.