Weekend Roundup: 9/27-9/29


Garick Poe, Contributor

Robert Morris had five teams in action this weekend in a total of seven different games. Here is how all of the action went down:


Robert Morris had five teams in action this weekend in a total of seven different games. The first game of the weekend started on Friday when men’s soccer (2-6-2, 1-0-1) hosted Mount St. Mary’s (3-4, 0-1) at the North Athletic Complex. The Colonials won this game by a score of 1-0, with the goal coming from Ricardo Rota in the 78th-minute of the game.

The women’s volleyball team (11-3, 1-0) also played on Friday, as they took on NEC newcomer, Merrimack (1-7, 0-1). But RMU showed their dominance and won in a clean sweep, 3-0. Lauren Kolenik led the team with 14 kills and Whitney Brown led the team in assists with 32. They will face Bryant (7-11, 2-0) on the road in another NEC match-up on October 4.

The Robert Morris women’s hockey team (2-0) started their season against Union (0-2) at home. The opening night crowd was in for a treat due to the Colonials’ offensive outburst, winning 6-1. Jaycee Gebhard had a hat-trick and finished the game with five points. Lexi Templeman also had five points with one goal and four assists. The Colonials had trouble staying out of the box, as they committed seven penalties compared to Union’s three. Robert Morris converted on two of their power-play chances which helped propel them to a win.


Saturday featured two games for RMU teams. The first game of the day was the women’s hockey team facing Union in the second game of their weekend series. The Colonials continued their high offensive output from Friday, winning by a final score of 5-0. Michaela Boyle, a transfer from Clarkson, scored two goals for the Colonials. The Colonial goaltender, Arielle DeSmet, stopped all 21 shots that she faced. They will face no. 2 ranked Minnesota (2-0) at home on October 11.

The football team (1-4) was back in action on Saturday for a game against no. 22 Youngstown State (4-0). RMU took an early lead on a four-yard touchdown pass to Terence Stephens Jr. from George Martin. YSU responded in a big way by scoring 31 unanswered points before RMU added a field goal in the third quarter. The football team plays Saint Francis (3-2) on the road to begin NEC play on October 12.


Sunday was a busy day at the North Athletic Complex, both the men’s and women’s soccer teams were in action on a beautiful fall day in Moon Township. The women’s team (3-6-1, 1-1-0) played first, losing 1-0 against Bryant (5-3-2, 3-0-1). The lone goal came at 40:52 and that was all the Bulldogs needed for the win. The soccer team did put more shots on goal than Bryant, outshooting them 8-6. The RMU women’s soccer team will play Wagner (3-6-1, 1-0-1) on the road on October 4.

The final game of the weekend was a matchup between the men’s soccer team and Fairleigh Dickinson (4-3-1, 0-0-1). The team looked to continue the momentum they picked up after winning just two days prior. But after 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtimes, no goals were scored by either team, so the final score was 0-0. The men’s soccer team plays Merrimack (3-3-1, 1-0-0) at Merrimack on October 4.