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Gazette Premium Content Air Force hockey team falls to Robert Morris

News services Updated: January 25, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Pittsburgh - The Falcons allowed three second-period goals and couldn't recover to lose 5-3 Saturday to host Robert Morris for a weekend sweep.

Air Force fell to 14-8-4, 9-5-4 in the Atlantic Hockey Association while Robert Morris moved to 8-13-3, 7-6-3.

Adam McKenzie tried to bring the Falcons back two third-period assists, to go with a first-period goal, but Robert Morris held on to a 4-3 lead and got an empty-net goal with 27 seconds left.

Chad Demers and Ben Persian scored the third-period goals for the Falcons.

Chris Truehl had 31 saves for Air Force, which dropped into fourth place behind Connecticut.

The Falcons host UConn in a key AHA series next weekend. Air Force had won five straight games before this weekend's sweep.

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