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Colonials Comeback Hopes Fall Short at Yale

From Robert Morris University report 

After scoring in the 81st minute, the Robert Morris University women’s soccer team’s push for an equalizer fell short as the Colonials dropped their non-conference finale to Yale, 2-1, on Sunday.

Robert Morris (2-8-0, 0-0-0 NEC) fell behind early, allowing a pair of goals in the eighth and ninth minutes. Despite facing 16 shot attempts in the second half, the Colonials defense held strong and that momentum led to a furious finish that saw the aforementioned goal and other attempts striking the woodwork.

Noelle Higginson found the scoresheet in the eighth minute as Yale (5-2-1, 0-0-0 Ivy League) converted on a corner kick. A minute later, Saje Brar found Aerial Chavarin on a breakaway for the second Bulldog goal.

Taylor Burkley tallied her first career goal in the 81st minute off a feed from Brittany O’Connell. O’Connell played Burkley with a pass from behind, and the sophomore forward slotted it home from the left side of the box.

After Julia Schmid made a save on Chavarin, RMU broke on the counter and created a dangerous chance for Bailey Farabaugh. Farabaugh’s strike struck the post, then 45 seconds later Nicolette Casarcia found the woodwork as its comeback hopes came to a close.

Schmid made three saves in the second half.

Robert Morris begins Northeast Conference (NEC) on Friday, Sept. 21 at 3:00 p.m. when it hosts Wagner.

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