The Dutchwomen struggled to gain their footing on the ice on Saturday afternoon, as they fell to Robert Morris University in a challenging road game, 5-0, at Colonials Arena.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
- The hosts took the lead at 8:17 left in the first period, when Michaela Boyle scored her first of the game on the power play from the slot. She got the puck from a set-up by Jaycee Gebhard, with a secondary assist from Gillian Thompson.
- The Colonials scored on the second power play of the game, with another goal from Boyle up front. Lext Templeman and Gebhard were credited with the assists on the play with 8:03 left in the second.
- RMU made it 3 for 3 on the power play later, with Emily Curlett putting in the deflection on the side of the net, off a pass from Sarah LeCavalier. Templeman was creditied with the secondary assist.
- Leah Marino had an easy tap in on the side of the open net to give the Colonials their first non-power play goal of the game. Maggy Burbidge and Allyson Hebert recorded their first points at RMU with assists on the play.
- Mackenzie Krasowski opened up play in the third period with a goal to make it 5-0, and secure the win for the Colonials. She skated it into the zone and ripped it top shelf past the glove of first-year goalie Bella McKee.
- Robert Morris outshot the Dutchwomen, 34-21 on the day. McKee finished the game with 29 saves for Union.
- With the loss, the Dutchwomen fall to 0-2 on the season.
The Dutchwomen come back to Messa Rink to open up their season on Friday, October 4th against No. 4 Northeastern. Puck drop is scheduled for 6 p.m.