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MEN’S HOCKEY

Men’s hockey wins late on senior night

FRESHMAN FORWARD DREW MELANSON SKATES for a loose puck in a game against Yale University. The Engineers tied Clarkson and defeated St. Lawrence last weekend at Houston Field House.

This past weekend was a solid outing for the Engineers by this season’s standards as they were able to tie the Clarkson Golden Knights 3-3 on Friday and defeated the St. Lawrence Saints 4-3 on Saturday. The Engineers looked strong … Continue reading

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RACQUETBALL

Racquetball takes third in conference

THE RPI RACQUETBALL TEAM HOLDS trophies after third place finishes in the Eastern Collegiate Racquetball Conference. Next up for the racquetball team is a trip to Arizona for the National Championships during Spring Break.

This weekend, the RPI racquetball team traveled down to Chalfont, Pa. for the 2015 Northeast Collegiate Regional Racquetball Championships. During the tournament, the season results were announced, and RPI placed third place in the men’s and women’s divisions after competing … Continue reading

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SWIMMING AND DIVING

Swimming finishes successful season

In Springfield, Massachusetts, three divers from the RPI swimming and diving team competed at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Northeast-North diving regional championship last weekend. Junior diver Maggie Cullather placed ninth out of 27 in the 3-meter diving … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Women’s hockey victorious on Senior Night

JUNIOR FORWARD ALEXA GRUSCHOW TAKES the puck toward the Colgate net in a 5-3 victory over the Raiders on Senior Night at Houston Field House.

This past weekend, the women’s hockey team broke even at the Houston Field House in Troy, NY, losing Friday night to Cornell University 4-1 and winning Saturday night 5-3 against Colgate University, making it a successful senior night. On Friday … Continue reading

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

Basketball defeats Vassar, Bard to end season

SENIOR GUARD JOSH DUGAS DRIVES to the basket against Clarkson. This past weekend, the Engineers defeated Vassar College and Bard College.

On Friday, men’s basketball traveled to Vassar College for a Liberty League road game. Early, it appeared as though RPI would win in a rout. Baskets by junior forwards Chase Almond and Brian Hatcher and a 3-pointer by senior guard … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Seniors take spotlight in season finale win

SENIOR GUARD AMANDA LYNCH DRIBBLES on the left wing against Clarkson. RPI defeated Bard 50-36 on senior day.

After the Engineers stumbled in the second half and lost against Vassar on Friday, they returned home on Sunday for their final game of the season against last-place Bard College. RPI started the game with a 13-2 run, which included … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week:

Josh Dugas and Tyler Gendron

This week’s athletes of the week are senior guard Josh Dugas and junior forward Tyler Gendron of men’s basketball. These two combined to lead RPI to two consecutive wins to finish their regular season. In Friday’s game at Vassar College, … Continue reading

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Men's Hockey

Freakout! brings school spirit despite disappointing game

RENSSELAER JUNIOR DEFENSEMAN CHRIS BRADLEY CONTROLS the puck during an attack by Yale freshman forward Ryan Hitchcock during Saturday's 38th annual Big Red Freakout! game. The Engineers fell short to the Bulldogs, 4-1.

Last Saturday, a crowd of over 4,700 Rensselaer faithful packed into the Houston Field House clad in RPI red for Men’s Hockey’s Big Red Freakout! game against the Yale Bulldogs. Besides the Blackout drubbing of Union last October, this was … Continue reading

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Men's Basketball

Basketball loses by two

JUNIOR FORWARD CHASE ALMOND PREPARES to make a shot during RPI’s game against Clarkson on Saturday, February 14 at ECAV Gymnasium. The Engineers lost 57-59 in the matchup.

In the early goings of the game, Clarkson University connected on their first four shot attempts and raced out to an 8-2 lead. Later, a steal by Golden Knight forward John Coleman resulted in a two-on-one for Clarkson and an … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

RPI splits weekend

JUNIOR FORWARD LAUREN YOUNG NAVIGATES around an opponent.

Women’s basketball had an exciting overtime win against the Skidmore College Thoroughbreds in a Friday night showdown in Saratoga. Once again, Rensselaer mounted a late comeback. Junior guard Ashley Clough led the charge, scoring 14 points in the second half … Continue reading

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Men's Indoor Track

League champions

On Saturday, February 14, men’s indoor track and field competed at the Liberty League Championship in Rochester, NY. Four teams took part in the event: RPI, Rochester Institute of Technology, Union College, and St. Lawrence University. The Engineers edged out … Continue reading

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Men's Hockey

No. 9 Engineers lose to eleventh-ranked Brown

The RPI Engineers took on the Brown University Bears on Friday night, in front of 3,086 fans at the Houston Field House in Troy for Military Appreciation Night. The night looked to be an interesting matchup, as both teams have … Continue reading

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Women's Basketball

Women’s basketball team finishes strong

FRESHMAN FORWARD SHAINA ITON BACKS down her defender in a game against Vassar College last week. The Engineers defeated William Smith College last weekend 45-42, ending the game on an 11-0 run.

Rensselaer women’s basketball didn’t start well at Rochester Institute of Technology last Friday night. After the Tigers made two 3-pointers and the Engineer’s three turnovers, RPI found themselves down 8-0, just over three minutes into the contest. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

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Women's Hockey

One goal short of victory for women

SOPHOMORE FORWARD LAURA HORWOOD FIGHTS for a loose puck in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of St. Lawrence Saturday, February 7 at the Houston Field House.

The Rensselaer women’s Ice Hockey team had a rough past weekend, losing two games 2-1 at the Houston Field House in Troy, NY. The engineers had taken numerous penalties during Friday night’s game against Clarkson University, and fell short Saturday … Continue reading

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Men's Hockey

Men’s hockey team stumbles on road trip

On Friday, February 6, RPI men’s hockey traveled to Canton, N.Y. to take on the St. Lawrence Saints. Junior goalie Jason Kasdorf started in net for Rensselaer. The Engineers had a good start, winning the initial faceoff and getting two … Continue reading

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Men's Basketball

Engineers strong against Vassar

SENIOR GUARD JOSH DUGAS SHOOTS the ball in file photo from the December game against Williams College. RPI won over Vassar Tuesday.

Junior forward Chase Almond scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the way for the Engineers in their Tuesday night confrontation with the Vassar College Brewers. On the strength of a 19-3 run to pull away from Vassar … Continue reading

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Swimming

RPI teams complete great regular season with home meet

COMPETING SWIMMERS FROM RPI AND HAMILTON COLLEGE PREPARE for a race as a part of the swimming and diving meet held at the Robison Pool on January 31. The women’s and men’s teams for RPI came out victorious.

Rensselaer swimming and diving took on Hamilton College in their final regular meet of the season on Saturday, January 31. In a show of end-of-season practice and conditioning, the Engineers outpaced the Continentals in both the men’s and women’s contests, … Continue reading

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Women's Basketball

RPI pulls ahead in final minutes of game

JUNIOR GUARD LAUREN YOUNG EVADES a Vassar player in the Engineers’ Tuesday 58-48 victory at ECAV Gymmnasium.

Freshman forward Shaina Iton scored on a put-back layup to put the Engineers up 30-29 with 13:59 remaining in the second half. This started a 14-3 run for Rensselaer that allowed the home team to distance themselves from the visiting … Continue reading

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Athletes of the Week

Adam Kalish, Danielle Sauve, Miguel Hummel, and Maggie Cullather

On January 31, the men’s and women’s swim and diving team had a successful afternoon against Hamilton College. The women’s swim team defeated Hamilton 177-123, while the men won 170-128. All the Engineers greatly contributed to both men’s and women’s … Continue reading

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NFL

New England comes back for championship

PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK TOM BRADY EXPRESSES his excitement about his team’s victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Superbowl XLIX Sunday, February 1. New England came back to win 28-24 after entering the fourth quarter trailing by ten points.

As often happens in a game of the greatest magnitude, the outcome of Super Bowl XLIX hung in the balance with 30 seconds left. The Seattle Seahawks had quickly the ball 79 yards down the field in 90 seconds with … Continue reading

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