By Art Chill
WAYNE, NJ – After arriving back on-campus from Delaware at 2:15 Sunday morning, the Roadrunners had to take on the Colonials of Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh) at 2:45 PM, just 12 hours after arriving home. Fortunately it was a home game and Robert Morris had played Stockton the night before in Atlantic City. Ramapo opened the scoring at 2:56. Bobby Mulligan and Nick Routé setup Chris Dressler to give the Roadrunners a 1-0-lead. Robert Morris answered back at 10:14 to knot the score at one. Derek Sabato put Ramapo into the lead at 13:26. Luke Campomenosi was credited with an assist. Ramapo took a 2-1 lead into the locker room after one. The Colonials proved to be a challenging opponent. RMU scored the only goal in the second period to tie the score at 2 after 2. This was the first time this season Ramapo was held to no goals in the second period. It ended the Roadrunners three consecutive games scoring streak of scoring 6 goals in the second period. The Colonials were a well-coached team and played disciplined defensive hockey. Their goaltender made some outstanding saves to keep Ramapo at bay. However, the third period was a different game. Ramapo just wore RMU down. Tom Stapleton quickly scored at 1:50 to put Ramapo into the lead for good. DeBel received an assist. DeBel upped the score to 4-2 at 5:12 from Keith Doherty. Just 45 seconds later Ramapo was on its way to icing the game. Bobby Spetz scored from Routé and Doherty to make the score 5-2. The next goal by Captain Luke Campomenosi on assists from Zack Toy and DeBel at 8:13 chased the Colonials starting goalie. A worn-out RMU team and new goalie didn’t make much of a difference. DeBel and Dressler added their second goals of the game to finish the scoring. Doherty, Spetz and Henning received assists. The final score was Ramapo 8 RMU 2. Once again, Ramapo scored 6 goals in a single period. This time it was in the third period. Ramapo outshot Robert Morris 54 to 32. On route to an 8-2 rout. Freshman Matt Ajello got the start in goal and turned back 30 of 32 Colonials shots for his second win of the season.
The win increased the team’s record to 6-1. The Roadrunners have outscored their opponents 54 (7.71) goals to 19 (2.71). Leading scorers are Dressler with 13 goals and 8 assists for 21 points; Kyle DeBel has 9 goals and 12 assist for 21 points; Bobby Mulligan has 10 goals (2 hat tricks) 6 assists for 16 points; Keith Doherty has 1 goal and 11 assists, and Bobby Spetz has 4 goals and 7 assists for 11 points. The Roadrunners travel to Springfield, MA this coming Friday to play the Pride of Springfield, College. That is the only game for next weekend.