Robert Morris Rallies to Stun Siena in Overtime

The Colonial comeback continued into the fourth quarter when freshman Cody Nass (Vancouver, British Columbia/Delta Secondary) made a cut towards the cage, corralled a pass from Rankel, and found the back of the net just 2:04 into the fourth quarter.

Two minutes later, Laszkiewicz completed his second hat trick of the season with a shot the left side off a pass from junior Jacob Ruest (Cornwall, Ontario/The Hill Academy).

Graves tied it up two minutes after Laszkiewicz's tally, then Rankel gave RMU its first lead since the first quarter when he made a cut towards the cage and caught a pass from Laszkiewicz before burying a shot.

Siena capitalized on a man-up opportunity with 2:48 left in regulation as Bohl was booked for holding, tying the game.

Redshirt sophomore Chris Barney (Cheshire, Conn./Bridgeton Academy) won the ensuing face-off and quickly moved the ball down into the offensive zone. The ball eventually found its way to Rankel, who avoided a Saints rush with a spin move before beating the netminder to give the Colonials back the lead.

Siena tied the game once more with 1:29 left, then won the following face-off and called timeout with 23.7 seconds showing on the clock. The Saints had a great opportunity to win it, but senior Brian Bohn (Mars, Pa./Seneca Valley) robbed Kyle Curry at the doorstep to send it to overtime.

In the extra frame, senior Sean Meagher (Chesterfield, Mo./St. Louis University) won the face-off and advanced the ball up the field. It quickly founds its way to Bohl, who ripped a shot from the right side of the cage to win it for the Colonials.

Bohn finished the game with 11 saves to earn the second win of his career.

RMU forced 10 turnovers as a team, with three each coming from Meagher and senior Tyler Rankel (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West).

Robert Morris ends its Empire State trip on Saturday with a NEC game at Hobart. The contest between the Colonials and Statesmen is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. from Boswell Field.

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2014-03-12



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