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January 15, 2012

Colonials split series with Holy Cross

Robert Morris began the weekend recording their first overtime victory on the year, and then capped it off with their second shutout loss of the season.

The Colonials split their two game set with Holy Cross, finishing off with a 1-0 defeat to the Crusaders on Saturday night at the Clearview Arena.

Head Coach Derek Schooley acknowledged that the effort in the second contest was lacking the necessary drive to have a successful outcome.

"We didn't come out with the same intensity or the same emotion," Schooley said. "Give Holy Cross a lot of credit. They came out and took it away from us tonight and we just need to make sure that we're better next time."

Senior goaltender Brooks Ostergard was undoubtedly the bright spot on the evening for the Colonials, stopping all but one of the 38 shots that were thrown his way.

"Brooks Ostergard was spectacular," Schooley said. "I thought the game could have been a lot worse and he kept it close."

RMU still came away with a pair of points over the two day span, as they came back to win 4-3 in overtime on Friday evening, after squandering a two goal lead in the third period. Senior Cody Crichton potted the winner just 30 seconds into the extra frame with a shot from the left wing that made it just under the crossbar. Freshman Cody Wydo had two goals on night, pushing his season total to 11and moving him into a tie for second among all Division I rookies. Junior netminder Eric Levine recorded 31 saves for his fifth win of the campaign.

With those two points, the Colonials remain tied for second place in the Atlantic Hockey standings with 19 to their credit, and three behind conference leader Mercyhurst.

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