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The womens lacrosse team falls to Maryland 17-1 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Photo credit: Taylor Roberts
"It sets the path for us to be here every year.": Women's Lacrosse closes out promising season against Maryland
Michael Deemer May 10, 2024

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- After starting the year 0-6, the Robert Morris women's lacrosse team earned their second-ever NCAA Tournament berth as they faced the fourth-ranked Maryland...

Volleyball Falls in Tough Matchup Against Green Bay

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Cam Wickline
Colonials have lost four matches in a row and fall to 4-12.

MOON TOWNSHIP — Robert Morris ( 4-13, 1-5 Horizon League) had a quick turnaround as the Phoenix of Green Bay (6-10, 4-0 Horizon League) swooped in to match against the Colonials in a conference play matchup. While the Colonials fought hard in this one, they just came up short tonight, losing three sets to one.

Robert Morris has had a tough schedule so far playing their 6th match in twelve days as the schedule has not been kind. But, they will have a nice break as they prepare for IUPUI.

“It is just another excuse. We can just throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks and be the answer for why we playing the way we are. They’re absolutely beat up,” said Coach Doherty.

The Colonials could play the Phoenix close in this one as they had some bright spots in this game. Natalie Stepanovich had sixteen kills and forty-five total attacks. Also for Robert Morris, Ashleigh Wallin had a great day as she led the Colonials with twenty-six assists, and not too far behind was Katie Cook with twenty-one assists. Cook also had three kills to her name.

While the Colonials had their mistakes in the match, it felt like the officials took them out of the contest in some of the points and made questionable carry calls, to no calls that kept Robert Morris out of some points. At the end of the match, it ended on a questionable call. What’s important is that through the adversity they faced, the Colonials still had a ton of fight, which gets to the next point.

The Colonials keep getting better and better each set they play as today showed that they are a gritty team. Playing each set today closely, they seemed more confident as they played this game. After winning set two, the Colonials came out to try and win set three but came up just short.

They are battling after winning sets, which is big as they head further into the season. They will get a break and have five to six days to prepare for IUPUI.

“We have a good mentality and it shows that we are fighting, multiple times in that match we were down but we picked our heads up and rallied,” said Coach Doherty.

They will head to Indiana for a Friday and Saturday doubleheader as they will play IUPUI on Friday and Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday. As Coach Doherty put it “We have to look at the good and utilize the bad to get the bad a little bit better.”

 

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Samuel Goldberg
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Samuel Goldberg is a graduate organizational leadership major from Marlton NJ. He writes and takes photos for CSN, works in live sports productions, and can also be found on the weekly RMU-TV shows.
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