April 17, 2009

Levering Sets Marks in Robert Morris Win

from press release

LORETTO, Pa. – The Robert Morris University Colonials scored an impressive nine goals in the first eight minutes against the Saint Francis (Pa.) Red Flash, which set the tone for a decisive 23-9 victory over the Red Flash on Friday evening at DeGol Field. En route to the win, senior Ashley Levering (Glenwood, Md. / Glenelg) set two new RMU game records by capturing seven assists and 10 points in the win.

Freshman Courtney Sicinski (Downingtown, Pa. / Downingtown West) was the Colonials’ other top assist provider of the night, as she recorded a season high six assists, while also adding one goal for seven points. Senior Emily Tomlinson (Springfield, Va. / West Springfield) tied a career-high, scoring five goals in the win and junior Alana Beck (Carle Place, N.Y. / Old Dominion) captured a season-high four goals, while also adding an assist for five points.

Tomlinson started off play with a goal just 15 seconds into action off an assist made by Levering. Throughout the next eight minutes the Colonials quickly added eight more goals to their collection with Levering assisting on three more goals and adding one of her own. During the nine goal rush, Tomlinson scored back-to-back goals at 5:27 and 6:45 and Beck tallied two of her four goals.

The Red Flash was finally able to gain possession of the ball and get through the Colonials’ defensive unit at 9:48 when Chelsea Kent scored her first of five goals. However, RMU quickly answered back with Tomlinson’s fourth goal of the night and Jillian Howley’s (East Northport, N.Y. / Northport) first goal of the night, with both scores being assisted by Levering.

A little over two minutes later Saint Francis was able to notch its second and third goal of the contest when Kate Simmons and Kent scored within two minutes of each other to bring the score to 11-3.

Before the end of the half Robert Morris scored four more times, with Sicinski assisting on three of the four goals. Saint Francis was able to add two more goals to its total to set the score at 15-5 going into the second half.

Despite Saint Francis scoring the first goal of the second half 26 seconds in, Robert Morris’s intense play quickly became evident when Sicinski scored her first goal of the night at 2:59, which started a string of four Colonial goals.

At 9:50 Kent scored her fourth goal of the game for the Red Flash, which was followed by three more Colonial goals. The Red Flash were able to find the net two more times before the end of regulation, but RMU’s Erin Finnegan (Allison Park, Pa. / Hampton) finalized the score 23-9 when she connected with 22 seconds left on the clock.

Robert Morris wraps up their regular season on Sunday, April 19 when they host conference foe Mount St. Mary’s at 12:00 p.m. Prior to the game the Colonials will honor eight graduating seniors.

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