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Previewing Robert Morris’ 2018 Schedule

Can the Colonials surprise the NEC this season?

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The Robert Morris Colonials are the 42nd team in our 2018 schedule preview series and the fourth team from the NEC. The Colonials advanced to the NEC Tournament for the second straight year, but lost to Bryant in the NEC semifinals.

Here’s the entire 2018 schedule:

Robert Morris’ 2018 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes Last Year's Meeting(s)
1/28 Seton Hill (D2) Robert Morris Scrimmage
2/3 Robert Morris Rutgers Scrimmage
2/9 Robert Morris Bellarmine 10-8 W
2/17 Georgetown Robert Morris 12-7 L
2/24 Robert Morris Penn State 15-11 L
3/3 High Point Robert Morris 9-7 W
3/10 Robert Morris Marquette 14-7 L
3/17 Sacred Heart Robert Morris NEC 12-9 W
3/24 Robert Morris Mount St. Mary's NEC 11-10 W/OT
3/30 Bryant Robert Morris NEC 13-5 L, 12-3 L
4/7 Robert Morris Hobart NEC 18-17 L
4/10 Robert Morris Canisius 12-7 W
4/14 Cleveland State Robert Morris First ever meeting
4/21 Robert Morris Wagner NEC 17-6 W
4/27 St. Joe's Robert Morris NEC 13-7 W

Robert Morris adds Cleveland State and gets rid of Detroit Mercy, Manhattan, and Virginia.

Let’s check out some notable games on this schedule:

Best Nonconference Game: @ Marquette

The Colonials travel to Wisconsin for their last nonconference game before NEC play begins. They didn’t have a good game last year, as the Golden Eagles doubled the Colonials, 14-7. The status of Tanner Thomson for Marquette is unknown, but his loss would help Robert Morris and their efforts to take home a big win.

Best Conference Game: vs. St. Joe’s

The regular season finale could possibly mean bigger things for the NEC Tournament. Maybe the rights to host for either team, or even a berth in the conference tournament. How much of a difference will Mike Rastivo play for St. Joe’s? The Colonials return many of their key contributors from 2017, which will help with experience down the stretch.

Under The Radar Game: vs. Georgetown

The Hoyas earned one of their few wins last year over the Colonials, thanks to a nine-goal first half. Jake Carraway had four goals in that game for Georgetown. The Colonials defense wasn’t a solid one at times, which cost them in some games, including Hobart and Bryant in the NEC semifinals.

Possible Upset: @ Penn State

Robert Morris surprised many with their 15-11 loss to the Nittany Lions in their 2017 season opener. But that was when Will Schreiner was the starting netminder at the time, before being pulled for Colby Kneese. Penn State improved steadily as the season progressed, and they’ll have a few weeks to get themselves settled before playing Robert Morris. But with their potentially good offense, the Colonials could produce another close contest.

For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.