Robert Morris Leads Wire to Wire to Down Bryant

SMITHFIELD, R.I./April 15, 2012 Robert Morris stormed to a three-goal lead in the first eight minutes of play and never looked back on Sunday afternoon, taking down Bryant 9-6 to snap RMU's three-game winless streak.

Robert Morris (5-10 overall, 3-4 NEC) never trailed in the team's regular season road finale as Talia Waskowicz (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny), Courtney Sicinski (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) and Colleen O'Donnell (Portland, Ore./St. Mary's Academy) each found the net in the opening minutes of action to put the Colonials up 3-0 before the Bulldogs could even put a shot on net.

Bryant (5-9, 4-3) would eventually find the net at the 11:50 mark of the period, but Sicinski would send the Colonials into halftime up 4-1 after scoring her second of the day with 0:02 left in the half.

Waskowicz and MacKenzie Lawler (Okemos, Mich./Okemos) would push the lead to 6-1 with goals at 29:39 and 26:43 of the second half, respectively, before the Bulldogs would attempt a rally in the game's final 25 minutes. The comeback wouldn't hold however as Kristin Yoviene (Easton, Md./Saints Peter and Paul) picked up the eventual game winner with a free-position shot at 21:44 and Erin Mossop (Schenectady, N.Y./Guilderland) would add a pair of insurance goals to pave way for an RMU win.

Waskowicz would pace Robert Morris in the win with three points after adding an assist on Lawler's second-half goal. O'Donnell posted a team-high five ground balls while Haley Schemm (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) had a game-high four caused turnovers. Lisa Vendel led Bryant with three goals and a game-high six ground balls.

Kaitlin Pentz (Sykesville, Md./Century) picked up the six-save win to improve to 5-10 for the year.

Robert Morris closes out the regular season next weekend at home against Wagner (Friday) and LIU Brookleyn (Sunday). Both games are slated for 1:00 p.m. start times at Joe Walton Stadium.

2012-04-15



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