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Robert Morris Women Fall 1-0 In First Road Test at Niagara

From Robert Morris Univ. Athletic Department reports
Niagara University, N.Y. (Aug. 26, 2016) – The Robert Morris University women’s soccer team lost its first road match of the season, 1-0, at Niagara University Friday night. The loss drops the Colonials mark to 0-3 on the season while Niagara evens its season record at 1-1-1.
The Purple Eagles got the game’s only score in the 30th minute when Laura Ortiz sent a volley past RMU keeper Makenzie Shearson. The goal stood up as Purple Eagles keeper Shania van Nuland turned aside two shots for the clean sheet.
Erin Ritzer registered five of the Colonials seven shots on the night. Shearson played all 90 minutes finishing with five saves for RMU.
Robert Morris continues a four-game road trip at Canisius Sunday, Aug. 28. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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