Moon Township, Pa. - October 6, 2006 - Despite it being the home opener with a crowd of over 400 in attendance, the Robert Morris University women's ice hockey team was defeated 4-1 by Boston University Friday night.

The Colonials (0-3-1) dodged a bullet early in the first period after sophomore goaltender Brianne McLaughlin (Sheffield Village, Oh. / Ohio Flames) denied Boston's junior Stephanie Armstrong on a penalty shot 8:15 into the game.

Shortly after, Robert Morris capitalized on one of the eight power-plays of the first period thanks to a score in front of the net by sophomore Kristen Miles (London, Ontario / London Devillettes) scoring her third goal of the season at 12:39. Morgan Beikirch (Livonia, N.Y. / Syracuse Stars) was credited with the assist

The Colonials defense battled in the second after giving up an early score to the Terriers three minutes into the period.

The game would remain tied 1-1 until Boston found its offensive groove in the last 12 minutes of the game scoring three times to shut-down Robert Morris for the night. Freshman Melissa Anderson picked up three assists for the Terriers in her first collegiate game.

The Colonials will face-off again with Boston at the RMU Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday October 7 at 2:05 p.m. for the second game of the series.