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Robert Morris University had an exciting weekend of homecoming games. The RMU football team delivered an upset over undefeated Lafayette and the women's ice hockey team defeated the University of Guelph Gryphons two nights in a row.

The Colonials football team played under the lights for the second year in a row during Robert Morris homecoming weekend. Having an evening home game makes a huge difference for the Colonials. The team has won both night games in RMU history. All the students, factually, alumni, parents, and friends came out to support the football team and the Colonials did not upset their supporters.

The game was tough battle and the team might have lost if it wasn't for Robert Morris Senior Greg Langer. There was only 19 seconds left in the forth quarter when Langer completed a 33-yard field goal giving the Colonials a 31-28 victory over Lafayette.

Robert Morris quarterback, Jeff Sinclair, had a career-high 285 total yards of offense and made it in the top 10 in career rushing yards at Robert Morris. Also, he had his 15th rushing touchdown of his career and had a total of 2 touchdowns against Lafayette. Duane Mitchell and Paul Evans both scored touchdowns. Mitchell had a total of 26 yards and Evans had a total of 19 yards.

The Colonials will be on the road for the next two weeks. This weekend (October 6) they will be playing against Saint Francis at noon and on October 13th, the Colonials will play Bryant at a 1o'clock start.

The football team wasn't the only team who impressed fans during homecoming weekend. The women's hockey team started their season successfully during the opening exhibition games Friday and Saturday night at the RMU Island Sports Center against the University of Guelph Gryphons. On Friday night, junior assistant captain, Thea Imbrogno scored the first and only goal of the game in the first period. The Colonials dominated the rest of the periods and Guelph did not score on any shots-on-goal in the second period.

As for Saturday night, the women's hockey team defeated Guelph for the second night in a row (7-2). Kelsey Thomas, a senior forward, led the team in goals (3), had one assist, and had a total of four points. Kristen Richards (junior), Maddie Collias (sophomore), Rebecca Vint (sophomore), and Brandi Pollock (junior) scored the other 4 goals. Goaltender Courtney Vinet saved 14 shots and had the most saves in the third period with a total of 8.

The women's hockey team has 2 more exhibition games until they play their first regular season game against Yale on October 19th at RMU Island Sport Center.

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