Category Archives: Sports

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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Men’s rugby brings strong season to playoffs

SENIOR CODY CLIFFORD PICKS UP the ball in this file photo from a game against Marist College on September 20, 2014.

On Sunday, October 26, Anderson Field played host to the RPI men’s rugby club playoff game on a rainy afternoon. Rensselaer faced off against New Jersey Institute of Technology men’s club rugby team. RPI has pulled off an impressive five … Continue reading

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RPI opens home action with two tough losses

FRESHMAN FORWARD DREW MELANSON SKATES through the Bentley defense with the puck in RPI’s Friday, October 24 loss at the Houston Field House.

This past weekend, RPI men’s hockey hosted the Bentley University Falcons of the Atlantic Hockey Association for a two-game series. Games were played on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25. Both games ended in defeat for the Engineers, who … Continue reading

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Women’s soccer victorious

SENIOR DEFENDER KASEY MURPHY PUSHES past an opposing Vassar player in RPI 3-0 victory at home on Saturday, October 25. The game was also the Engineers’ Senior Day.

On Senior Day for RPI women’s soccer, senior midfielder Taylor Korytko scored six minutes in to give the Engineers a 1-0 lead. Senior midfielder Dana Sailor assisted the score, recording her first point of the season. The following 30 minutes … Continue reading

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Engineers fall hard against Hobart on Family Weekend

JUNIOR WIDE RECIEVER PAT HOGAN MAKES a completion.

On Saturday, October 25, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hosted eighth-ranked Hobart College. Rensselaer, coming into the game with four wins and three losses, hoped to break their two-game losing streak. Hobart entered the game with an undefeated record. The Engineers came … Continue reading

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Women’s soccer enters final stretch of season

SENIOR FORWARD SAM LAMORTE VIES for the ball. (File Photo)

On Friday, October 17, the RPI women’s soccer team hosted Rochester Institute of Technology in its fifth Liberty League matchup of the season. In the opening half, Rensselaer struggled offensively but still mustered three shots on goal, while RIT only … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week:

Taylor Korytko

This week’s athlete of the week is senior midfielder Taylor Korytko of RPI women’s soccer. This past weekend, Korytko scored two goals on Friday in Rensselaer’s 3-0 victory over visiting Rochester Institute of Technology and a third on Saturday in … Continue reading

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