Moon Township, PA – Despite falling down to an early 2-0 lead, the 18th-ranked Falcons rode their special teams to a 6-3 win over Robert Morris Tuesday night.
Eric Dop started in net for the Falcons, stopping 15 of 18 shots faced. Dyllan Lubbesmeyer got the nod for the Colonials, picking up 34 saves on 39 attempts.
The Colonials opened the game’s scoring at 3:26 of the first period. Randy Hernandez collected a loose puck on a turnover, skating in on Dop on a breakaway. His shot on Dop’s five-hole slipped past, giving Robert Morris a 1-0 lead.
RMU extended their lead to 2-0 just 13 seconds later. Justin Addamo completed a one-timer on the backdoor to double the Colonials’ lead.
The Falcons scored their first goal at 17:44 of the opening period. Cam Wright corraled a pass from Will Cullen, sending a wrist shot high over Lubbesmeyer’s glove for his second goal of the season. Tim Theocharidis had the second assist on the play.
Bowling Green scored their second goal two minutes later at 19:44. Another power-play goal was tallied by the Falcons. Will Cullen had pinched up on the play, sending a shot past Lubbesmeyer from just above the goal line for his first goal of the season.
The Falcons had nine shots in the first period while the Colonials had four chances on net.
Bowling Green took their first lead of the game at 6:06 of the second period. Brandon Kruse snuck a wrist shot past Lubbesmyer from the slot to give the Falcons a 3-2 lead. Wright and Taylor Schneider assisted on the play.
The Falcons doubled their lead to 4-2 at 7:40 of the middle frame. Gavin Gould skated in between a pair of Colonials, sending the puck to Connor Ford in the slot. The Pittsburgh native buried his attempt for his second goal of the season. Carson Musser had the second assist on the play.
The Colonials cut the Falcons’ lead to 4-3 at 13:29 of the second period. Skating four-on-four Roman Kraemer skated in on Dop, tucking a shot in between the Falcon goaltender and the near post.
Bowling Green had 19 shots in the second period while Robert Morris had five attempts.
Bowling Green scored their third power-play goal of the game at 9:57 of the third period. Tim Theocharidis’ shot from top of the faceoff circle stayed low, sneaking past Lubbesmeyer for his first goal of the season. Cullen and Wright assisted on the play to give the Falcons a 5-3 lead.
Justin Wells added an empty-net goal with 50 seconds to play to seal the 6-3 win for Bowling Green.
The Falcons had 12 shots in the third period while the Colonials had eight.
With the win, the Falcons improve to 3-0-0 on the season. The Colonials fall to 3-2-0.
Bowling Green will welcome Mercyhurst this Saturday to continue their nonleague slate.