Rensselaer faces two consecutive defeats

Goalie Joey Lyons manages several saves

Rensselaer lost 1–0 against Rochester Institute of Technology on Friday, and 2–0 against William Smith College on Saturday. Both games were away. The losses dropped the Engineers to 6–5–2 overall for the season.

No goals were made during the first half of Friday’s game. Rochester made an attempt in the 15th minute, but it was saved by goalie Joey Lyons ’20. An attempt by Rensselaer in the 37th minute went wide. Rochester controlled the ball for most of the second half. They made a shot in the 75th minute that was again saved by Lyons, but a few minutes later, Rochester took a shot 20 yards out that made it to the goal before it could be saved. Rochester’s defense was too strong for Rensselaer to get through, maintaining the shutout for the rest of the game. Overall, Lyons made five saves, and Jacqui Richard ’20 made two shot attempts.

William Smith College scored just five minutes into Saturday’s game. They scored again in the 51st minute, after catching a rebound. Dali Alarian ’18 almost made a shot in the first minute of action, but it was saved. Lyons finished with 10 saves, and Richard had two attempts.

The Engineers will play two home games this week. The first will be against Mount Holyoke College on Wednesday, October 18, and the second against Ithaca College on Saturday, October 21.