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 were a defensive struggle in which the Vassar College Brewers managed just two shots to RPI’s three. Then, in the 39th minute, the Engineers caught the Brewer defense out of position and took full advantage. Freshman forward Dali Alarian found junior forward Kate Edwards in front of the Brewers’ net for a second Rensselaer score. It was her second goal of the season and Alarian’s third assist.

In the second half, the Engineers continued to dominate. Freshman goalkeeper Tori Riopelle made three saves in 36 minutes of second half action to keep the Brewers scoreless. Sophomore forward Cori Winslow added a goal of her own in the 78th minute assisted by senior forward Sam Lamorte to give RPI a 3-0 final tally over visiting Vassar.

Vassar goalie Emma Nichols saved four of seven shots she faced, while Riopelle saved all three RPI faced.

The win brings the Engineers to 11-5-1 on the season and 5-2 in the Liberty League. Next up for Rensselaer is a visit to nearby Skidmore College on Wednesday, October 29, in what will be their final regular season Liberty League match. RPI will then host Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on Friday, October 31 at East Campus Stadium.