Men's Hockey Falls to Robert Morris, 4-1
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross men’s hockey team was defeated by Robert Morris, 4-1 in the first game of the best-of-three series with the Colonials in the Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinals.
The Colonials (16-19-3) struck quickly in the game, scoring in the opening minute. The two teams battled for the rest of the first period, but no one else was able to get on the board.
The Crusaders (13-15-7) opened up the scoring in the second period with a power play goal of their own in the opening minute. The second period saw two more goals, each from Robert Morris.
Holy Cross was unable to shrink the Robert Morris lead in the final period. The Colonials added an empty net goal with four seconds to play to take the first game, 4-1.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- 1-0 RMU (1st, 0:25, EV): Matthew Graham sent in an off-angle shot that handcuffed Berrafato.
1-1 HC (2nd, 0:50, PP): At the point, Spencer Trapp passed across the blue line to T.J. Moore at the top of the circle. Moore quickly let go a shot after holding off two Robert Morris defensemen and Michael Laffin tipped the puck in from the top of the crease.
2-1 RMU (2nd, 6:35, PP): After working the puck around the zone, Brady Ferguson got a quality shot from across the slot.
3-1 RMU (2nd, 16:25, EV): As Berrafato was peppered with shots, Nick Prkusic found an uncontested rebound and shot into the net.
4-1 RMU (3rd, 19:56, EN): Alex Tonge forced a turnover to score on the empty net.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Colonials outshot the Crusaders, 44-40.
- Holy Cross went 1-4 on the power play and 3-4 on the penalty kill.
- The Crusaders blocked three shots, led by Brett Mulcahy with three.
The Crusaders and Colonials will face off in the second game of the Atlantic Hockey Quarterfinal series at the Hart Center at 7:05 p.m.