Robert Morris played very well and really battled hard against the Gophers. They took the Gophers out of their game more than we took the Colonials out of theirs. It was pretty disappointing considering how we had started the season playing so hard. So fast...backchecking, forechecking, breakouts, swarming… I thought the Gophers were trying to re-establish themselves as the premier team. I know you can't play like that for 40 games but I was hoping we'd make it longer than just into the third series of the year.
On the other hand, the Gophers did find a way to win on Friday. And by the end of the game Saturday had asserted themselves. Much credit for that goes to Amy Potomak. She was determined and amazingly relentless and really made a statement. The Potomaks and Wente line was GOOD
Zummie was looking like she may be raising her game from very good to great before this series. Her play this weekend reminded me of Columbus her freshman year when the Buckeyes destroyed the Gophers 5-1. I'd love to see Grace raise her intensity when she finds herself in a tough series like this. Taylor Heise was kind of left by herself this weekend.
Bad luck for Sarah Potomak on her breakaway 12 minutes into the 2nd Saturday, as the puck hit the butt end of Desmet's stick and deflected wide.
Gophers got dominated in the face-off circle Saturday 24-35.
And Olivia Knowles let the ref know what she thought of that too many players on the ice penalty after RMU scored on the PP