Johnny Coughlin
Gil Talbot Photography
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Johnny Coughlin

Men's Hockey Narrowly Falls at Robert Morris, 2-0

Holy Cross Athletics   12-07-2018

 

1st

2nd

3rd

Final

Holy Cross

0

0

0

0

Robert Morris

0

1

1

2

 

Box Score

 

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Holy Cross men’s hockey team was defeated by Robert Morris, 2-0, on Friday night. Erik Gordon made 17 saves as Holy Cross was shut out for just the second time this season, despite consistent offensive pressure. The Crusaders fall to 1-11-2 and 1-7-1 in league play while the Colonials improve to 7-7-1 and 6-4-1 in league action.

 

The Crusaders outshot the Colonials, 11-4, in the opening frame. Holy Cross sustained offensive pressure, getting a lot of good chances on the power play. The Crusaders also held off two Robert Morris power plays.

 

Robert Morris tallied the first goal of the game early in the second period. Despite the goal, Holy Cross continued to outshoot Robert Morris, 10-9. The Crusaders had many quality offensive chances, but were unable to convert.

 

The third period saw 15 shots from Holy Cross, but unfortunately nothing to get on the board. With 45 seconds remaining the Colonials added an empty net goal to earn the 2-0 win.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

 

1-0 RMU (1:58 – 2nd): Robert Morris’ Luke Lynch scored on a quick snap shot just off the post, shooting right under the crossbar.

2-0 RMU (19:14 – 3rd): Just a few seconds after Gordon left his net, Robert Morris began to break the puck out of the defensive zone and had a two-on-one developing. Michael Coyne got the empty net for the Colonials.

 

NOTES & NUMBERS:

  •  Holy Cross held the Colonials to 19 shots. The Crusaders outshot Robert Morris, 36-19.
  • There were just three penalties called in the game, all in the first period. The two penalties is a season-low for Holy Cross.

 

UP NEXT:

 

The Crusaders will finish the series with Robert Morris and the first half of the 2018-19 slate on Dec. 8 at 4:00 p.m.

 

-Go Cross!-

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