Quick Hits: RMU women’s soccer defeats SFU

Andrew Ostrosky, Contributor

MOON TOWNSHIP– Some real fall weather finally hit RMU just in time for a match between Robert Morris University (4-11) and St. Francis University (5-7-3). The Colonials walked off the pitch victorious shutting out SFU 2-0.

Why it happened

The scoring started in the latter part of the first half as in the 37th-minute, Chelsea Kingston scored her first collegiate goal, a tremendous milestone for any player. Kingston’s goal put the Colonials up 1-0 until five minutes later when Jane Schleicher scored her 10th goal of the season, adding some insurance going into the half.

The second half of the match was played well by RMU, as they kept SFU’s scoring chances to a minimum, allowing only one shot the entire half.

What it means

This win brings RMU one game closer to .500 in NEC play as they continue to play interconference matches with just three left. Jane Schleicher adds to her individual record yet again with another goal, two more than her previous record of eight.

Who starred

The entire team for RMU starred as they shut out SFU, whose team came into Moon Township on a four-game undefeated streak, one of which was a tie. The Colonials offense got off 11 shots on SFU’s goaltender Julia Hernan.

Who stumbled

SFU’s offense stumbled as they couldn’t get anything going, forcing Sydney Bruckner to make only three saves all game. They did have a few chances including two crosses, but they couldn’t get a head or foot on the ball to score. SFU may need to change something up to get back to the way they were playing before coming to RMU.

Who is next

RMU will travel up to Smithfield, Rhode Island on Friday, October 19 for 3 p.m. to take on Bryant University Bulldogs(6-6-1) who are currently on a two-game losing streak.