The RPI women’s rugby team suffered a narrow loss to the State University of New York at Oneonta this past Saturday, October 18. The Engineers fought hard in cold, rainy conditions but could only come up with 10 points against the 15 scored by Oneonta.
The game began on a promising note, as senior center Lynette Lacek scored the first try, giving RPI an early 5-0 lead. Oneonta quickly answered with a try of their own, leaving the game tied by the end of the first half.
The Engineers drew first blood in the second half as well, when junior center Sarah Bogdan, one of the team’s top try scorers, carried the ball over the line early to regain the lead. Unfortunately, despite impassioned defense led by Woman of the Match senior Crystal Horodyski, Oneonta managed to get two more tries in before the final whistle, bringing the final score to 15-10.
This loss brings RPI’s record to 3-2, with one game left in the regular season, and their playoff chances in jeopardy. On Saturday, October 25, RPI plays the State University of New York at Cortland, in what could be their last match of the semester.