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 a 1-3 loss against William Smith College. In Friday’s game, Korytko scored the go-ahead goal against the Tigers in the 48th minute, assisted on a cross by freshman forward Dali Alarian. Then, with the Engineers ahead 2-0, Korytko scored again, this time booting it in from 40 yards away to put RPI ahead by three.
The following afternoon, the Engineers struggled to get their offense going, only generating three shots on goal. After William Smith scored a trio of goals in the first 55 minutes of the game, Korytko saved Rensselaer from a shutout, scoring her third goal of the weekend and seventh of the season to make the score 3-1 Herons. In addition, Korytko notched, two assists against Hartwick College on Tuesday night. Her seven goals and 17 points rank her second and third in the Liberty League, respectively.