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NEC Undefeated: Robert Morris Ready To Do Battle Against Long Island

Two of the three remaining undefeated teams in Northeast Conference play are ready to do battle in Brooklyn.

Robert Morris (7-6, 2-0 NEC) faces Long Island (8-5, 2-0 NEC) Thursday at 5:00pm. The Blackbirds return for their first home game in 25 days, after finishing in third place at the Tulane DoubleTree Classic in New Orleans last week. The Colonials hit the road after splitting their last four games at home, including three straight games decided by a point.

Offensively, Long Island is leading the NEC at a 69.3 ppg clip and appears to be poised to continue the pace. Sophomore Kiara Evans broke the LIU single-game assist record last Tuesday, dishing out 15 in the Blackbirds 83-62 win over North Dakota. Classmate Ashley Palmer recorded a season-high 25 points in the game on her way to being selected to the All-Tournament team, and senior Heidi Mothershead landed a career-high five three-pointers.

For Robert Morris, senior Angela Pace leads the offensive efforts - reaching double-digits in every game so far this season. On Sunday, junior Kristine Silaraja recorded 23 points in the Colonials 82-52 win over Mount St. Mary's, while Pace and freshman Vega Gimeno-Martinez each added 10 points.

After rebuilding seasons for both teams last year, the Colonials and Blackbirds appear to be on pace for the Northeast Conference Tournament where they met in the championship game two seasons ago. Also unbeaten Sacred Heart (9-4, 2-0 NEC) hosts Wagner on Thursday.

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