Wagner too much for RMU at home, losing skid continues

Nick Buzzelli , Editor-in-Chief

The Robert Morris women’s soccer team could not get back on track against Northeast Conference opponent Wagner on Sunday, falling 1-0 on a rainy afternoon at the North Athletic Complex.

Robert Morris did have a few golden chances, but Wagner (5-6-1, 1-1) and goalkeeper Katie Marcy stood tall, blanking the Colonials (2-9-2, 0-1-1) to pick up its first win in Moon Township since 1998.

Madison Kozlowski nearly put RMU on the board first, early in the opening frame, but her shot from 25 yards out was blocked by Marcy.

Wagner then countered with a two-on-none attack, but senior goalkeeper Becky Schoenecker read the play as it developed, stopping an attempt from Alyssa Azzinaro.

However in the second half, the Staten Island collected an RMU turnover in the box with her back to the net, turned around and snuck a shot just inside the left post, beating a diving Schoenecker in the 56th minute.

Robert Morris’ best opportunity to knot the score came with nine minutes remaining in the match after Greer Monahan received an uncontested through ball. Despite the fact that the entire left side of the net was wide open, the freshman forward was unable to properly handle the ball on the first touch, kicking it just over the crossbar.

Robert Morris will look to notch its first league win on October 12 against Fairleigh Dickinson in Teaneck, New Jersey.