Robert Morris vs. Seton Hill
February 18, 2006
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The Game Story:
The Robert Morris University menís lacrosse program opened the 2006 season, their second season, looking for their first win in program history and didnít take long to find it. The Colonials upended Seton Hill, 9-1, on a frigid Saturday afternoon game at Joe Walton Stadium.

Sophomore Andrew Watt (Kitchener, Ontario / Grand River Collegiate) did the majority of damage for Robert Morris, picking up three goals and adding an assist for four points. Watt also fired 14 of the teamís 45 shots on the day, only 29 of which found the cage and just nine finding their way to the back of the net. Freshman Frank Keel (Fort Defiance, Va. / James W. Robinson) was the only other multi-goal scorer as he tallied two goals and an assist.

The Colonials started off quickly with Keel scoring his first career goal 3:51 into the game on an assist from sophomore Grant Ditty (Columbus, Ohio / Dublin Scioto). The game, however, slowed down from there. Freshman Billy Conques (Fairfax, Va. / Paul VI) stretched the margin to 2-0 with 2:46 left in the first period and Wattís first goal of the game 6:00 into the second period capped the first half scoring with the Colonials leading, 3-0.

After the first eight minutes of the third period went by without a goal, Robert Morris opened the game up with three goals in the final 6:59 of the frame. Two man-up goals, one by sophomore Mike Fleming (Sarnia, Ontario / St. Christopher) and another by freshman Ryan Juntunen (Ann Arbor, Mich. / Pioneer) gave the Colonials a 5-0 lead. Keel scored his second of the game with 32 seconds left in the period to stretch it to 6-0.

The Colonials kept the pressure on the fourth with Watt scoring goals just 21 seconds apart. Seton Hillís Shawn Fink scored with 2:46 left in regulation to break up sophomore Jason Dockumís (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Mt. Lebanon) shutout bid. Freshman Tom Moriarty (Rockville Centre, N.Y. / Southside) added the last goal with 1:27 left to give RMU the 9-1 victory.

Dockum finished the game with six saves as the Colonials held a 45-13 advantage in shots. RMU also won the ground ball battle, 27-15, and faceoffs, 10-4. Brian Kusterer played solid for the Griffins, posting 21 saves in the game.

The Colonials travel to Baltimore, Md., to take on St. Johnís next Saturday, February 25, in a 1:00 p.m. game.