Category Archives: Sports

BASEBALL

Engineers come alive against Skidmore College

The Engineers’ baseball team found its groove this past weekend when they went up against Skidmore College in two doubleheaders, going 3-1 against the Thoroughbreds. Read more...

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TRACK & FIELD

Second place victory over Tufts and Bates

In an exhilarating race for first place in the men’s 400 meters that was ultimately decided by a separation of eight thousandths of a second, RPI freshman Jason Hall was declared the winner after crossing side by side with junior Max Drexler. Theirs was the second-fastest heat of the 400 on Saturday at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s quad meet, earning them fifth and sixth overall after the running of the final heat. Overall, the Engineers placed runner up to the host, with the men earning 157 points to MIT’s 227, and the women scoring 155-206.5. Read more...

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SOFTBALL

Engineers take six of last eight games

Three doubleheaders in five days may sound like a difficult challenge, but the softball team walked out with five wins and just nine walks over all six games. Read more...

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HOCKEY

Kasdorf wears RPI mask and pads for NHL debut

On Friday, April 8, former RPI goalie Jason Kasdorf made his NHL debut in a start for the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Kasdorf played reasonably well in his first professional appearance, stopping 26 of the 30 shots he faced. However, the game ended 4-1 in favor of the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets. It may not have been the ideal start to his professional career, but the game was a valuable experience for Kasdorf. Read more...

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BASEBALL

Engineers, Raptors split doubleheader

Baseball spent this past Saturday at Bard College, where they split their doubleheader 1-1 with the Raptors. Read more...

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TRACK AND FIELD

P.A. invitational

Upon the conclusion of the indoor track & field season in March, runners and field athletes spent two weeks gearing up for the start of the competitive outdoor season, which opened this past Saturday in Allentown, P.A., at the Muhlenberg Spring Invitational hosted by Muhlenberg College. Read more...

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MEN'S LACROSSE

Rout-filled week

The Engineers scored six consecutive goals at Plattsburgh State University last Wednesday en route to a 9-6 win. Then on Saturday, Rensselaer flexed their muscles at East Campus Athletic Village Stadium, outscoring Vassar College by nine goals in the second half to win 17-5. The Engineers rounded out their week with a second consecutive blowout win, this time knocking off SUNY Oneonta 16-6. Read more...

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TENNIS

Women in Nor’Easter

The women’s tennis team was unable to secure victory in the 2016 Nor’Easter Bowl, which took place this past weekend in Massachusetts. Read more...

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MEN'S GOLF

Opening tempest

On a cold and windy Sunday morning in Hershey, P.A., the RPI men’s golf team opened their competitive spring season with a conquest for the Hershey Cup, which pitted them against 14 other colleges also seeking the treasure. After the first day on the course, the Engineers shot 333 to finish eighth. They improved to fourth overall on Monday after scoring 311. Read more...

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BASEBALL

Rensselaer wins first game; loses second

Over this past weekend,Rensselaer baseball had its home opener against the University of Rochester at Robison Field. They split the series 2-2 against the Yellowjackets, with each team taking one game each on both Saturday and Sunday. Read more...

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MEN’S LACROSSE

Raptors and Camels fall to Engineers

It wasn’t long after Bard College scored the first goal of Saturday’s road game, the tides turned. An uninterrupted 13-goal run for the Engineers beginning with freshman Will Killeen’s shot at 1:21 left in the first quarter set Rensselaer 13 points ahead of Bard by the middle of the fourth quarter, which secured their 18-3 victory. Read more...

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RENSSELAER CREW

Timing, training, form critical to team strength

Usually when I tell someone I am on the crew team, what follows is “What’s that?” I then reply, “rowing,” but the world behind that is its own brutal sport that my friends may never understand. At the same time, I have come to love it and continue to hold a large amount of respect for it. I am currently a freshman and joined crew in the Fall 2015, with no experience as a rower, whatsoever. Read more...

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SOFTBALL

RPI loses in game one of doubleheader against New Paltz, bounces back to win game two

The Rensselaer women’s softball team played in a doubleheader yesterday against the State University of New York at New Paltz. Although they were off to a rough start when they lost their first game 0-3, they bounced back in the second to win 8-2. This was their first game back since they concluded their tour of schools in Florida over Spring Break, which ended on March 18. Read more...

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WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Red Hawks break Engineers winning streak on Saturday

The Montclair State Red Hanks put up three in the first 10 minutes of the first half against the women’s lacrosse team this past Saturday, March 26. RPI never caught up to them despite a strong start to the second half, ultimately falling 8-16. Read more...

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MEN’S HOCKEY

Season ends after brutal Harvard sweep

The Engineers crashed and burned their way out of the ECAC hockey playoffs over break, getting blown out by Harvard in both of the two games they played. All season long, RPI had been heavily reliant on stellar goaltending from senior Jason Kasdorf. That dependency came back to haunt the Engineers when Kasdorf injured his groin during a pre-game skate on the morning before the first game. According to RPI coach Seth Appert, there was no contact that led to the injury, and it was just an unlucky freak accident. Read more...

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TRACK & FIELD

Team breaks several school records; Lord ranks third

The pinnacle of the indoor track and field season is the national championship meet. This year, six determined Rensselaer student-athletes earned the opportunity to compete among fellow driven runners and throwers from across the country. Reaching the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship Meet is the ultimate reward for indoor athletes from Division III schools everywhere in the nation, serving as the perfect environment for these athletes to exhibit the skill they have gained from the conditioning and training leading up to the meet. This year, the meet was held in Grinnell, IA, on Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12. Read more...

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SWIMMING & DIVING

Lin becomes two-time All-American; Miller gets 8th

Sophomores Shanny Lin, Danielle Sauve, and senior Maddie Miller represented RPI in Greensboro, N.C. during the four days of competition at the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division III Swimming & Diving Championship Meet. Read more...

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BASEBALL

Rensselaer goes winless over Spring Break

Baseball spent last week’s Spring Break in Florida for the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational, where the Engineers faced seven teams over the course of the week. While some games were closer than others, the Engineers ultimately failed to secure a win during the week. Read more...

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MEN’S LACROSSE

RPI beats Whittier Poets in California

After nabbing the lead 1:10 into play last Saturday, March 12, at the East Campus Athletic Village Stadium, Rochester Institute of Technology maintained their advantage over the Engineers throughout the afternoon to win 12-8. However, Rensselaer rebounded the following Thursday during Spring Break when they traveled to Southern California to face Whittier College. They walloped the Poets 17-9. Read more...

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TENNIS

Men sail past Shoremen; women take close win

This year’s Spring Break saw exotic destinations for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams, with the men’s team visiting Southern California and the women’s team visiting central Florida for three matches each. Read more...

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