Weekend Round-up: 11/30/18 – 12/2/18


Ryan Giacobbi, Contributor

MOON TOWNSHIP — In case you didn’t follow what happened with RMU sports over the weekend, here is a quick round-up to bring you up to speed.


Men’s Hockey: RMU – 1; Sacred Heart – 2

The RMU men’s hockey team (5-7-1, 4-4 AHC) faced some misfortune on Friday when they dropped the first game of a weekend set against the Sacred Heart University Pioneers (3-7-2, 3-5 AHC) 2-1. Neither team was able to score in the first period. In the second period, however, the Pioneers were able to pick up their first goal of the game thanks to Matt Tugnutt, who had assistance from Austin Mcllmurray and Ruslan Rakhmatov, at 16:40. The third period is where the scoring began for the Colonials. RMU was able to tie the game in the third period when Luke Lynch was able to score by himself at 0:48. Unfortunately for the Colonials, Sacred Heart ran away with the victory when Austin Magera scored with help from Liam Clare and Mcllmurray at 15:46.


Men’s Hockey: RMU – 2; Sacred Heart – 1

The RMU men’s hockey team’s (6-7-1, 5-4 AHC) misfortune from the first game with Sacred Heart turned into fortune when they flipped the score against the Pioneers (3-8-2, 3-6 AHC), winning 2-1 on Saturday. The first goal scored in the game was SHU’s lone goal of the game. Jordan Kaplan scored on a power play at 1:04 in the second period, with assistance from Liam Clare and Austin Mcllmurray. Robert Morris tied the game in the third period when Alex Tonge scored at 15:50 with help from Daniel Mantenuto and Eric Israel. After finishing the third period in a 1-1 knothole, RMU won the game in overtime when Michael Louria scored with help from Mantenuto and Tonge. RMU men’s hockey plays at home next weekend when they face Holy Cross on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4:05 p.m.


Women’s Basketball: RMU – 63; Iowa – 92

The RMU women’s basketball team (1-6) continues to have a rough start to their season after they dropped Sunday’s contest against the No. 14 Iowa University Hawkeyes (5-2) by the score of 92-63. The first quarter involved getting out to a quick 9-7 start, but Iowa ran away and won the first quarter 23-11. The second quarter involved the Hawkeyes continuing to run away with the lead until the Colonials partially caught up to end the second with a score of 48-36. After coming very close to tying the game, the closest difference being when the score was 56-52, the Hawkeyes won the third quarter 67-58. The final quarter involved the Hawkeyes holding off the Colonials completely until they won 93-62. Nneka Ezeigbo had 13 points in the game and went 6 for 8 in field goals. The Colonials return home Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:00 p.m. to face Kent State University (3-4).