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Posted: December 8th, 2012

MOON TOWNSHIP – The Mercyhurst University women’s hockey team made history Saturday afternoon, but not for a good reason.
The fourth-ranked Lakers were swept in a two-game College Hockey America series for the first time in the conference’s 11-year history, as they lost to rival Robert Morris 2-1 in front of 202 fans at RMU Island Sports Center. Mercyhurst also lost 3-1 to RMU Friday night.
Mercyhurst (14-3-1, 6-2-0 CHA) was last swept in any regular-season series more than four years ago – by Clarkson Oct. 24-25, 2008. They have lost two straight regular-season games for the first time since October 2011.
The Lakers dominated RMU statistically in the series finale, as they outshot the Colonials 41-23. But RMU goaltender Kristen DiCiocco made 40 saves to outduel Lakers senior Stephanie Ciampa, who earned her first loss of the season in 10 games. DiCiocco allowed only Shelby Bram’s power-play goal with 5 minutes, 39 seconds left in the game.
After a scoreless first period, the Colonials (9-3-2, 5-1-0) built a 2-0 lead on power-play goals scored less than three minutes apart by Dayna Newsom and Thea Imbrogno. RMU recorded 13 of its 23 shots on goal in the middle period.
The Lakers, which head into the Christmas break, begin the second half Jan. 3 with a 7 p.m. exhibition game against the Buffalo Bison at Mercyhurst Ice Center. They resume regular-season action Jan. 11 at home against Syracuse.

Posted: February 18th, 2012

PITTSBURGH – The Mercyhurst women’s hockey team wanted to sweep Robert Morris this weekend.

Two wins, coupled with two more wins in the College Hockey America tournament March 2-3, would strengthen the sixth-ranked Lakers’ résumé for the NCAA Division I Tournament selection committee.

But Mercyhurst, which secured the CHA’s regular-season championship on Friday, had to settle for a 4-4 overtime tie with the Colonials in front of 179 fans at Island Sports Center Saturday night. The Lakers (22-6-3, 8-1-3) squandered three separate leads, including a 4-3 advantage late in the third period.

RMU’s Dayna Newsom scored the tying goal with 3 minutes, 9 seconds left in regulation. The Colonials (17-9-4, 6-3-3), which were shut out in Friday’s 3-0 loss, also rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits earlier in the game. Then they stymied the nation’s best power play for the final 1:10 of overtime.

Kelley Steadman scored two goals and Bailey Bram had a goal and an assist for the Lakers, which earned the No. 1 seed for the CHA playoffs and a semifinal matchup against No. 4 Syracuse. Hillary Pattenden stopped 32-of-36 shots, but fell short of becoming the first D-I goaltender to reach 100 career wins.

Thea Imbrogno had a goal and an assist for the Colonials, which are seeded second and will face No. 3 Niagara in the semifinals. Courtney Vinet stopped 23-of-25 shots in relief of Kristen DiCiocco.




Mercyhurst 4, Robert Morris 4 (OT)

Mercyhurst  2  1  1  0  —  4

Robert Morris  1  2  1  0  —  4

1st Period — 1. Mercyhurst, Kelley Steadman 31 (Luczak, Grenier), 6:59. 2. Mercyhurst, Steadman 32 (Cicero, Zgoda), 9:44. 3. RMU, Rebecca Vint 21 (Imbrogno, B. Delaney), 14:11 (pp). Penalties — Cicero (M) tripping, 7:30; L. Jones (M) interference, 13:48; Vint (R) cross checking, 15:33; B. Bram (M) interference, 15:41; B. Delaney (R) kneeing, 17:30; J. Jones (M) roughing, 17:45; C. Delaney (R) tripping, 18:48; S. Bram (M) embellishment, 18:48.

2nd Period — 4. Mercyhurst, Jill Szandzik 7 (B. Bram, Bestland), 15:20. 5. RMU, Thea Imbrogno 15 (Vint), 17:28. 6. RMU, Cobina Delaney 8 (Thomas, Newsom), 18:21. Penalties — RMU, too many players (served by Scott), 8:33.

3rd Period — 7. Mercyhurst, Bailey Bram 26 (unassisted), 4:33. 8. RMU, Dayna Newsom 4 (unassisted), 16:51. Penalties — J. Jones (M) hooking, 5:27; Bestland (M) roughing, 19:58; St. Louis (R) holding, 19:58.

3rd Period — None. Penalties — Vint (R) body checking, 3:50.

Shots on goal — Mercyhurst, 13-11-10-4—38; Robert Morris, 12-10-8-6—36.

Goaltenders — Mercyhurst, Hillary Pattenden 19-6-3 (36 shots, 32 saves); RMU, Kristen DiCiocco (13 shots, 11 saves), Courtney Vinet 2-0-1 (25 shots, 23 saves).

Power plays — Mercyhurst (0-4), RMU (1-5).

Referees — Clint Evans, Gui Bradshaw. Linesmen — Jonah Paul, Steven Waters.

Attendance — 179.

Posted: October 28th, 2010

What: Robert Morris (1-7-0, 0-0-0 CHA) at No. 4 Mercyhurst (5-1-0, 0-0-0)

When: Friday, 7:05 p.m.

Where: Mercyhurst Ice Center

On the air: (Internet video), (Internet radio)

Players to watch

Mercyhurst – Sr. F Meghan Agosta (8 goals, 8 assists, 16 points), Jr. G Hillary Pattenden (5-1-0 record, 1.59 goals-against average, .929 save percentage, 1 shutout), Sr. F Vicki Bendus (6-7-13), Sr. F Jesse Scanzano (2-7-9), Jr. F Bailey Bram (4-7-11)

Robert Morris – So. F Dayna Newsom (3-6-9), Sr. F Sara O’Malley (4-4-8), Jr. F Brianna Delaney (3-5-8), Fr. F Thea Imbrogno (1-5-6), So. F Cobina Delaney (3-1-4)

Meghan Agosta (Contributed/Mercyhurst College)

Fast facts

Mercyhurst – The Lakers look to rebound from their first loss of the season (5-3 at Bemidji State on Oct. 16) against a Colonials’ team they have beaten in 23 career meetings dating back to the 2005-06 season. … These teams meet in their College Hockey America opener. The Lakers have a 103-5-8 career CHA mark. … The Lakers have outscored RMU 64-9 all time at MIC. … Agosta ranks first in NCAA Division I in points per game (2.67), second in goals per game (1.33) and third with two game-winning goals. … Bram topped the 100-point mark in her career in a 4-0 win against Bemidji State on Oct. 15. … Agosta, Bram and Bendus have six-game point streaks. … Agosta and Scanzano have combined for 23 goals and 55 points in 13 career games against the Colonials.

Robert Morris – The Colonials have lost seven straight since beating then-No. 10 Providence in their season opener. Most recently, they were swept at Cornell 3-2 and 9-1 last weekend. … They face a ranked team for the third time (Providence, Cornell). They host a two-game series against No. 1 Wisconsin next month. … Senior G Daneca Butterfield has struggled this season (0-5-0, 5.36, .859) after posting solid numbers last season (9-17-1, 3.02. .901, 2 shutouts). … Jr. D Paige Pietrangelo’s father, Frank, played in the NHL from 1987-94 (Pittsburgh Penguins, Hartford Whalers). Her cousin, Alex, plays for the St. Louis Blues.

Up next: at Cornell (Tuesday, 7 p.m.)

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