RPI drops two to Buckeyes

RENSSELAER FOUGHT valiantly, but it was not enough to stand against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The Rensselaer women’s ice hockey team faced off against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. The Engineers lost 4–1 and 2–0, respectively.

On Friday, within the first few minutes of the game, Ohio scored two goals on sophomore goaltender Lovisa Selander. Faced with multiple shots on goal, Selander managed to defend the RPI goal for the most part, saving 18 in total. A third goal was made at minute 11:51 of the first period by Ohio State.

The Engineers upped their tenacity in the second period of the game. During this period, RPI made 11 shots on goal lead by freshman forward Sabrina Repaci who made six of the shots.

Into the third period of the game, Ohio scored their fourth goal in a one-on-one scuffle between Selander and an Ohio State forward. At this point, it seemed the Engineers would be shut out. That is, until Repaci sunk a goal with four seconds on the clock to spare. Throughout the game, Repaci demonstrated a high-charged energy which resulted in her first collegiate goal.

With the loss on Saturday, the Engineers drop to a 1–3 record. Repaci once again lead the scoring-on-goal with six shots, and Selander with 21 saves. The first of the two Ohio State scores made on RPI’s goal were made within the first few seconds of the first period. The second was scored in the second period.

The Engineers will take on Robert Morris University Friday at 7 pm, then again on Saturday at 3 pm. Games are free to attend, and the girls and the RPI Pep Band could use your support!