Robert Morris scored twice within the first minute of Friday’s third interval at an empty Cadet Ice Area.
That buried Air Pressure, which has scored as soon as in every of its first three video games – all losses.
Within the Falcons’ first sequence, they have been capable of hold the puck out of their very own web for essentially the most half however couldn’t get something going within the different finish. In a 4-1 loss of their house opener, they couldn’t do both.
“It’s irritating. Really feel for the children. But it surely’s all a part of the method,” coach Frank Serratore stated.
Nineteen seconds into the Colonials’ first energy play of the sport and 46 into the third interval, the puck got here off the boards and Matthew Guerra wound up with it between the hashmarks. He turned and fired to place his crew up 3-0.
Nick Lalonde landed one other punch whereas the Falcons have been down, scoring 14 seconds later. Zach LaRocque relieved Alex Schilling in web.
“We have been making an attempt to offer it again to them and put the strain on,” senior defenseman Alex Mehnert stated. “We’ve bought to maintain it shifting, hold the boys motivated.
“However we did the other.”
The offense began churning, outshooting RMU 10-7 within the ultimate interval when the result had been sealed. Thomas Daskas received a faceoff again to Zach Mirageas, who ripped a shot by visitors for his first of the season.
Schilling (20 saves) unfold out to disclaim a purpose after which made a formidable kick save from shut vary to maintain the sport shut. However Robert Morris went up 2-0 when captain Nick Jenny despatched a excessive shot rattling across the cage halfway by the second interval.
Freshman defensemen Sam Brennan and Luke Robinson made robust performs to forestall a breakaway and shove a creeping Colonial off the puck, respectively.
“On account of COVID and all of that, we’ve needed to rely fairly closely on freshman and sophomore gamers,” Mehnert stated. “They’re getting expertise they should make a superb push on the finish of the season.”
Getting there with out falling too far behind in Atlantic Hockey would require extra and higher scoring probabilities.
“The worst factor we will do is complicate issues,” Serratore stated. “It’s gonna take some time. Not making excuses, we like our guys, however we’re very younger. We have to get some guys again.”
The numbers took one other hit as freshman Brian Adams broke his finger in follow and didn’t play. Serratore stated senior co-captain Jake Levin, who hadn’t skated in two weeks after a possible COVID-19 publicity, was launched and thrown proper into the lineup as the additional skater as a result of the Falcons simply wanted our bodies. He noticed loads of ice time.
Billy Duma, the crew’s video supervisor the previous two years, made his recreation debut. He took common shifts on a line centered by freshman Jacob Marti.