Robert Morris Dominates St. Bonaventure in Home Opener


Ethan Morrison

The Colonials defaeted the St. Bonaventure Bonnies 15-6 in their home opener Tuesday

Nate Fanell

MOON TOWNSHIP- Robert Morris (2-0, 0-0 ASUN) handled St. Bonaventure (0-3, 0-0 A-10) by a final of 15-6 in the Colonials’ first home matchup of the season.

The game appeared to be a highly contested one early on, as both teams traded goals twice.

However, at the 5:16 mark of the first quarter, the Colonials began to take control.

Elliot Holden scored to give RMU a 3-2 lead. The Colonials would score five more unanswered goals making the score 8-2.

“I think it’s a game of runs.” Colonials head coach Craig McDonald said. “We were able to put together a bunch, and we were able to stop some too… our offense was really opportunistic and we did a really good job when we had our opportunities.”

Coach McDonald was quite pleased with goaltender Nate Randall’s performance, attributing to him as a reason for the team’s ability to go on a run.

“Nate Randall did a great job in the cage, making some big stops for us.”

The Colonials entered the half leading 10-4.

The scoring may have slowed in the second half, as only seven combined goals were scored. Robert Morris, however, did not let up, as they allowed only two goals and scored five.

Coach McDonald was exceptionally pleased with the team’s ability to spread 15 goals out across 10 different players.

“We try to do it as a group, through ball movement and being unselfish. That’s something we take great pride in and something we want to continue.”

After improving to 2-0 in the young season, Coach McDonald knows exactly what the team has to do to continue the success.

“We have to continue to focus on the day-to-day,” Coach McDonald said. “We had some success, but there is a lot of things we can fix. That’s the thing we are most focused on. We want to be better every single time we have the opportunity to be in the same color jersey. The only way we can do that is by being able to work every single day and understand there is always a higher ceiling for us.”

The Colonials will look to continue their undefeated season as they travel to Buffalo, N.Y. Saturday to take on Canisius at noon.