McGill Scores Twice, Clarkson Ties Robert Morris

McGill Scores Twice, Clarkson Ties Robert Morris

Senior Rhyen McGill (Whitby, ONT) scored twice in her return to the lineup, but despite a huge advantage in shots, fourth-ranked Clarkson had to settle for a 3-3 tie on the road against 10th-ranked Robert Morris in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday night.

Clarkson, which stands at 3-1-1, and Robert Morris (2-2-1) will close out their non-league series with a 3:00 p.m. faceoff on Saturday.

After a weekend off, the Golden Knights show little signs of any rust, outshooting the Colonials 42-17, including a 28-9 margin through the first 40 minutes.

Clarkson jumped out to 2-0 lead early in the middle frame. McGill tallied on the power play at 9:47 of the first period and senior assistant captain Taylor Turnquist (Blaine, MN) connected 95 seconds into the second for her second goal of the season.

Robert Morris then took advantage of a string of Clarkson penalties to score three unanswered power-play goals. Former Golden Knight Michaela Boyle started the home team on the roll, connecting at 3:11. Jaycee Gebhard followed at 5:15 and Emily Curlett put Robert Morris in front 3-2 at 13:02.

McGill closed out a wild second period, with the Knights' third score, another power-play marker at 16:42 of the stanza. Turnquist and freshman defenseman Lauren Bernard (Madison, OH) set up the goal for their second assists of the night.

Clarkson held a 14-8 shot advantage over the final 25 minutes, but could not come through with the go-ahead goal.

Junior Amanda Zeglen (Calgary, ALB) posted 14 saves to remain unbeaten in the Clarkson crease with a 2-0-1 mark.

Both teams had nine power-play opportunities, with Clarkson connecting twice and the Colonials three times.