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Robert Morris still unbeaten following Horizon League opening scoreless draw vs Green Bay

From Robert Morris University Athletics Department report

Robert Morris University women’s soccer team kept their unbeaten streak alive after playing to a 0-0 draw in their Horizon League opener against Green Bay on Thursday afternoon.

“I thought the team played well today and did a great job of limiting Green Bays chances,” head coach Chris Shaw said. “However, I was disappointed with our inability to finish any of the chances we created.”

With the tie, the Colonials stand at 5-0-3 overall and 0-0-1 in conference play. Meanwhile, the Phoenix sit at 2-3-1 this season behind a 0-0-1 record in league play. This is the second-straight season these two programs have ended in a draw.

Robert Morris peppered the net right from the opening kick, as freshman Renae Mohrbacher recorded two shots on goal in the first three minutes, both saved by keeper Annie Mason. Green Bay responded just a minute later with two shots, one of them being on goal and saved by redshirt senior Isabella Bohlen. Off a throw-in in the 40′, freshman Cali Laymon put a cross to the far-left post that found senior Kayla Veloso-Lima who put it in the back of the net, unfortunately an offsides penalty was called.

In the second half, the Colonials picked up right where they left off as they recorded four shots and a corner kick in the opening 10′ of the half. Robert Morris continued to spray the net at Mason but could not capitalize on the opportunities, as she recorded four saves in the second half. The Colonials defense was stellar throughout the contest as they limited the Phoenix to just five total shots (one of goal).

The Colonials showed why they lead the Horizon League in shots as they tallied 17 total shots this afternoon, nine of them coming on goal. Gabriella Lecuona and Paloma Swankler led RMU off the bench with four shots apiece, with Swankler recoding three at the net. Malia Kearns registered three shots, while Mohrbacher put a pair of shots on goal.

QUICK HITS
RMU continues its best start in program history … It’s the second-consecutive season the Colonials have recorded three or more ties … RMU finished with a 17-5 shot advantage including 9-1 edge in shots on goal … The Colonials held a 10-1 lead in corner kicks … RMU played eight-straight home games.

NEXT
Robert Morris returns to action on Sunday, September 18, for its Horizon League road opener against Milwaukee, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Engelmann Stadium.

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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