Army wins second game in a row, shuts out No. 19 Robert Morris at home
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Army goalie Rob Tadazak posted his consecutive shutout and four players scored goals to beat nationally ranked Robert Morris 5-0 Friday at Tate Rink.
The Black Knights scored three times in the second period to pull away from the Colonials, who were ranked 19th and was on a seven-game unbeaten streak.
Army, coming off a 1-0 overtime victory against Canisius, improved to 7-8-2 overall and 7-3-2 in league. Robert Morris fell to 9-5-2 overall and 4-4-1 in league games as Army tied its season-high with five goals.
Willie Faust scored twice, Jonathan Gehrt had a goal and assist and Josh Richards and R.J. Burns posted two assists to help Army win its consecutive game. Thane Heller also scored for the Black Knights while Zak Zaremba, Andy Starczewski, Mac Lalor and Brian Schultz registered assists.
Tadazak turned in his second shutout in a row, making fives saves in the first, nine in the second and eight in the final period.
Army continued its strong defensive play in the first period, limiting Robert Morris to just five shots on goal.
The Black Knights scored on their 11th shot of the period thanks to Alvarez and Zaremba. It was the second goal of the season for Alvarez, who was playing just his third game as a forward after being moved from defense. Zaremba gained his fourth assist.
Levine allowed his first goal since Dec. 15. Last weekend, he made 99 saves in back-to-back shutouts against Penn State and No. 5 Miami (Ohio).
The Black Knights then made it a 4-0 contest late in the second period. Lalor sent a pass up ice to Burns who got a shot off and then battled to keep the puck alive. He passed is to Faust who scored his second goal of the season.
Army killed off the final 40 minutes of a Robert Morris power play and then led 5-0. Burns again started the play, passed it to Schulz, who just came out of the penalty box, and Faust had his second goal of the season. It marked the first two-goal game of his career, the first assist of the season for Schultz and the fifth assist for Burns just one minute into the final period.