Rensselaer split 1–1 in 2 games over the weekend, losing against Yale University on Saturday 7–2, but defeating Brown University on Sunday 4–1.
On Saturday, the Bulldogs got an early lead against the Engineers, scoring two points within the first period. Rensselaer nearly pulled back with a goal by senior forward Katie Rooney during the second period. Rensselaer then attempted 14 more shots in that period, however, all were saved and Yale made two more goals. Rensselaer freshman forward Sabrina Repaci made one goal against Yale, putting the score at 4–2 by the end of the second period. Yale, however, gave themselves a very comfortable lead in the third period, outshooting Rensselaer 21–5, and making 3 more goals, putting the final score at 7–2.
On Sunday, the Engineers fared much better against Brown, with freshman blueliner Kirsten Iwanski scoring her first collegiate point within the first minute of the game. Repaci made another goal, pulling the score to 2–0 halfway through the first period, with assists to junior Amanda Kimmerle and sophomore Taylor Schwalbe. Brown scored towards the end of the first period but Rensselaer quickly restored their two-point lead with a goal by senior Hannah Behounek with just 41 seconds remaining in the period. Following a scoreless second period, senior captain Laura Horwood secured victory for Rensselaer in the third period by scoring and putting the game at 4–1. Sophomore goalie Lovisa Selander finished the game with 24 saves. After this weekend, Rensselaer is at 4–7–1 for the season.
Rensselaer will play away at St. Lawrence University next Friday and then Clarkson University on Saturday.