Penn State concludes seasonBUFFALO, N.Y. — The No. 4 seed Penn State women’s hockey team concluded its sixth season as a varsity program with a 7-2 loss to the No. 9 and top-seeded Robert Morris in the semifinal round of the CHA Tournament Friday at the HarborCenter. “I thought today wasn’t necessarily our best effort,” coach Jeff Kampersal said. “I thought we showed up and were ready to play, but we found ourselves on the wrong side of the puck too often, trying to cheat plays and get on offense. I think that might have been ok in the past few weeks, but it wasn’t ok against Robert Morris and they made us pay for not having good habits.” The Colonials (21-7-4) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal from Jessica Gazzola just 1:15 into the contest. Trailing 1-0, the Nittany Lions (10-15-11) knotted things up at 1-1 on a power play goal from Katie McMillan from the blue line at 4:54. On the McMillan tally, Kelsey Crow picked up the primary assist and Katie Rankin (Kanata, Ontario) was credited with the secondary assist. With the score tied at 1-1, Robert Morris netted a pair of goals from Natalie Marcuzzi at 8:53 and at 15:55 to take a 3-1 lead after the first period. Robert Morris then tallied three goals in the second period to extend its lead to 6-1 after 40 minutes of play. For RMU in the middle stanza, Amber Rennie scored at 2:41, Brittany Howard recorded a goal at 6:02, and Lexi Templeman netted a goal at 10:43. In the third period, freshman Natalie Heising scored at the 8:47 mark to make it a 6-2 contest in favor of RMU. With her goal on Friday, Heising set the Penn State record for goals in a season with 19. Caitlyn Sadowy added a goal with 32.5 seconds left in regulation to secure the 7-2 victory for RMU.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The No. 4 seed Penn State women’s hockey team concluded its sixth season as a varsity program with a 7-2 loss to the No. 9 and top-seeded Robert Morris in the semifinal round of the CHA Tournament Friday at the HarborCenter.

“I thought today wasn’t necessarily our best effort,” coach Jeff Kampersal said. “I thought we showed up and were ready to play, but we found ourselves on the wrong side of the puck too often, trying to cheat plays and get on offense. I think that might have been ok in the past few weeks, but it wasn’t ok against Robert Morris and they made us pay for not having good habits.”

The Colonials (21-7-4) jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on a goal from Jessica Gazzola just 1:15 into the contest. Trailing 1-0, the Nittany Lions (10-15-11) knotted things up at 1-1 on a power play goal from Katie McMillan from the blue line at 4:54.

On the McMillan tally, Kelsey Crow picked up the primary assist and Katie Rankin (Kanata, Ontario) was credited with the secondary assist.

With the score tied at 1-1, Robert Morris netted a pair of goals from Natalie Marcuzzi at 8:53 and at 15:55 to take a 3-1 lead after the first period.

Robert Morris then tallied three goals in the second period to extend its lead to 6-1 after 40 minutes of play. For RMU in the middle stanza, Amber Rennie scored at 2:41, Brittany Howard recorded a goal at 6:02, and Lexi Templeman netted a goal at 10:43.

In the third period, freshman Natalie Heising scored at the 8:47 mark to make it a 6-2 contest in favor of RMU. With her goal on Friday, Heising set the Penn State record for goals in a season with 19. Caitlyn Sadowy added a goal with 32.5 seconds left in regulation to secure the 7-2 victory for RMU.

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