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 managed one. Halfway through, the game remained tied at zero.

In the second half, senior midfielder Taylor Korytko put the Engineers on the scoreboard, firing a shot past Tiger goalie Amanda Murray in the 48th minute. The goal was assisted by freshman forward Dali Alarian. Later, in the 70th minute, senior defender Rachel Tietzen scored off of a corner kick rebound, assisted by freshman Stephanie May, to put Rensselaer up by two. Finally, in the 75th minute, Korytko launched a shot from 40 yards out which got past Murray to give RPI its third and final goal of the afternoon. The final score was Engineers 3, Tigers 0.

In Saturday’s matchup against conference leader William Smith College, the Herons scored early, building a 3-0 lead 55 minutes in. Then, Korytko scored her third goal in two contests in the 65th minute. But the Engineers ended up losing 1-3. On Tuesday, September 21, RPI traveled to Hartwick College and won 5-2. The Engineers next face Vassar College on Saturday, October 25 at home.