PSS: a single kick

LAST TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, RPI MEN’S SOCCER PLAYED its first home game against Richard Stockton College. In the first half, both teams had several chances to score. RPI goalie senior Rob Dewald saved three Stockton attempts in the first 26 minutes of play. The visiting squad’s aggression increased as the game wore on. Four Richard Stockton players received yellow cards for illegal challenges. In the second half, RPI intensified its defense, allowing only three shots (two wide, one blocked) the entire 45 minutes. Offensively, Stockton penalties allowed the Engineers a number of chances. In the 66th minute, a free kick by senior Matt Koziol snaked past the Stockton defense to give Rensselaer a 1-0 lead, which it held for the duration of the match. RPI will put its 3-0-1 record to the test on Wednesday, September 10 against Lyndon State College (Vt.) at ECAV Stadium.