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Men's Hockey

RPI suffers painful loss in Mayor’s Cup

For third annual edition of the exhibition matchup, Engineers collapse in third period.

TOP: SOPHOMORE FORWARD JAKE WOOD FIGHTS OFF an opposing Union player, who was also being restrained by a referre, during a short brawl between the two teams.

RPI Men’s Hockey suffered a crushing 3-8 loss at the hands of the Union College Dutchmen on Saturday, January 24 during the annual Mayor’s Cup. While the struggling Dutchmen came into the game with a three-game losing streak, the Engineers … Continue reading

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NFL

Patriots to take on reigning Seahawks

This year’s Super Bowl will feature the top seeds from each conference of the National Football League: the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Each team struggled early in the season, and few analysts felt that either was primed … Continue reading

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Women's Hockey

Engineers defeat rival Union

Last Saturday, Rensselaer Women’s Ice Hockey hosted Capital Region rival Union College for an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference showdown. The previous night, a 2-2 stalemate formed after a goal from sophomore forward Laura Horwood midway through the third period. The … Continue reading

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Women’s hockey defeats visiting RIT

FRESHMAN FORWARD WHITNEY RENN SKATES toward the Connecticut net in a win over UConn in October (file photo). Renn tallied two assists against RIT in RPI’s 4-1 win over the Tigers last Friday.

The women’s ice hockey team took on the Tigers of Rochester Institute of Technology on Friday, November 28 at the Houston Field House. The struggling Engineers came into the game with a 1-10-2 record. The game started with a faceoff … Continue reading

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Women’s bball splits a pair

Defeats Sage, then loses close game against Keene

Women’s basketball held two home games during the past week. On Tuesday, November 24, RPI women’s basketball hosted The Sage Colleges in a neighbor college showdown. In the first half, the Engineers separated themselves from the Gators, taking a 12-point … Continue reading

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Men’s basketball struggles

Loses crosstown matchup with Sage; falters early vs.

SOPHOMORE FORWARD CHASE ALMOND GOES UP for a hook shot against Williams College, above. Junior forward Brian Hatcher shoots open layup, left. RPI fell 86-69 to Williams on Tuesday night.

RPI men’s basketball fell against neighboring Sage Colleges last Tuesday night at East Campus Arena 77-65. After a tight first half in which neither side led by more than four points, the score at halftime was Gators 35, Engineers 33. … Continue reading

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Football keeps Dutchmen’s Shoes for second season

THE ENGINEERS CELEBRATE following RPI’s 31-28 win over Union College in the Dutchmen’s Shoes Trophy Game Saturday, November 15 at ECAV Stadium.

On November 15, Rensselaer faced off against Union College for the annual Dutchman’s Shoes Trophy Game. RPI has faced the Dutchmen 112 times, making the rivalry the oldest within the State of New York. Rensselaer came out on top of … Continue reading

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Men’s basketball strong in home debut

RPI men’s basketball played their first games of the season this past weekend at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday and versus Berkeley College on Sunday. New Head Coach Mark Gilbride started off well, leading his team to a 1-1 record … Continue reading

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Men’s Hockey splits weekend of ECAC games

Engineers take Princeton 3-1 Friday, fall to Quinnipiac Saturday at home

SOPHOMORE DEFENDER PARKER RENO MANEUVERS around an opposing Princeton skater, in the Engineers’ 3-1 victory against the Tigers at the Houston Field House on Friday, November 14.

The Engineers faced off against two conference foes this past weekend as Princeton University and Quinnipiac University traveled to Troy. Friday, RPI took on the Tigers of Princeton at the Houston Field House in front of a crowd of 2,836 … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week:

Mark Miller

This week’s athlete of the week is junior forward Mark Miller of men’s hockey. In a 3-1 win over Princeton University, Miller scored goals in the first and third period to help the Engineers achieve victory. His first goal gave … Continue reading

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Swimming and diving sweeps Hartwick in home meet

On Sunday, both the RPI men’s and women’s swimming teams hosted Hartwick College. The men defeated the Hawks by a final tally of 163-131. The women crushed their opponents 193-99, in what was their first victory in over 10 years … Continue reading

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Women’s hockey falls short versus St. Cloud

SENIOR CAPTAIN TAYLOR MAHONEY SKATES past a St. Cloud State defender on her way to the Huskies goal in Saturday’s game. The Engineers lost a close 3-2 game on Friday before falling 3-0 on Saturday.

In the first of two games against St. Cloud State last weekend, senior right wing Ali Svoboda scored to tie the score at two late in the high-scoring opening period. But, a shorthanded goal by St. Cloud State early in … Continue reading

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Men’s Hockey wins one of two at home

Engineers struggle against Harvard, come back to defeat Dartmouth

FRESHMAN DEFENDER MIKE PRAPAVESSIS SKATES past a Dartmouth defender in RPI’s 2-1 win over the Big Green. The Engineers finished the weekend with a Liberty League record of 3-1.

Saturday night at the Houston Field House was tough for the Engineers and the RPI fans in attendance, as the Harvard Crimson came ready to play. After a strong first shift from the Engineers, the red and white drew a … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week:

Nathaniel Gunderson

This week’s athlete of the week is junior forward Nathaniel Gunderson of men’s soccer. Last Wednesday, RPI hosted Vassar College for a pivotal Liberty League semifinal confrontation. After a half of scoreless soccer, Gunderson broke out in the second frame, … Continue reading

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Women’s soccer loses in shootout

SENIOR DEFENDER KERRY WHITE REACHES OUT for a loose ball with St. Lawrence midfielder Lindsay Geier. The Saints ousted Rensselaer from the Liberty League Playoffs.

Coming off of an impressive 7-0 victory over Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to finish their regular season, women’s soccer hosted St. Lawrence University in the semifinals of the Liberty League Conference tournament. During the first 90 minutes … Continue reading

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Men’s Soccer defeats Vassar; loses title game

SENIOR MIDFIELDER TYLER KESSLER SETS UP to kick the ball into the Vassar zone. The Engineers defeated the Brewers 3-1 before losing to St. Lawrence in the finals.

In the Liberty League semifinals on Wednesday, November 5, junior forward Nathaniel Gunderson scored twice in the second half to give the Engineers a 2-0 lead over visiting Vassar College. The second goal was assisted by senior forward Tim Terrezza. … Continue reading

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RPI puts damper on Union’s season

Friday night, RPI hosted the defending national champions, Union College, at the Houston Field House in game one of a home-and-home series. Over 4,000 fans piled into the stands to witness the first game between the two teams since the … Continue reading

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Top NFL teams: contenders or pretenders?

After nine weeks of scintillating National Football League action, most of the 32 NFL teams will evaluate the first half of the season and try to make adjustments for a second half playoff push. Others will look to improve for … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week:

Riley Bourbonnais

This week’s athlete of the week is sophomore forward Riley Bourbonnais of men’s ice hockey. Before this past weekend’s action, Bourbonnais had tallied two assists in his college career, but no goals. However, in the anticipated Black Friday matchup against … Continue reading

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Women’s hockey claims first victory

FRESHMAN FORWARD WHITNEY RENN PUSHES forward with the puck during the Engineers’ Family Weekend matchup against the University of Connecticut at the Houston Field House. The women went 1-0-1 for the weekend.

In the first game of a two-game home series with the University of Connecticut Huskies on Saturday afternoon, RPI scored three times in the second period to build a commanding 3-0 lead after 40 minutes of play. UConn answered with … Continue reading

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