Rensselaer dominant against Camels

FRESHMAN MIDFIELDER LANE MEYER MOVES into the Connecticut College zone with the ball. The Engineers defeated the Camels 17-3 at East Campus Stadium last Wednesday.

Last Wednesday, Rensselaer men’s lacrosse dominated the Connecticut College Camels at East Campus Stadium.

After Camels attacker Barton Briggs scored to put Connecticut College up 1-0 five minutes into the first quarter, the Engineers scored 12 unanswered goals to put the game out of reach early. Then, following a second Camels goal, RPI scored five more consecutive goals en route to a 17-3 victory.

Sophomore attacker Breanainn McNeally scored three goals in the second period, including a last second score at the end of the half to lead the Engineers to a 10-1 halftime lead. Junior attacker Patrick Finn led the team in scoring with two goals and four assists, all of which occurred in the first 30 minutes of play. Sophomore midfielder Jake Weidner and sophomore attacker Matt Hall each added three goals of their own to further help the Engineers roll over the Camels.

Sophomore goalie David Gibbs stopped 10 of 12 shots he faced in 44 minutes of action and earned the victory.

Then, on Saturday, RPI played a neutral-site game in Cold Spring Harbor, NY against Ursinus College, holding the lead for all but two minutes of the game. Finn scored four times and RPI won 10-6 to boost its record to 5-2.

Next up for the Engineers is a road trip to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY this Saturday.