Category Archives: Sports

SOCCER

Women’s soccer slams The Sage Colleges

This past weekend in women’s soccer, the Engineers played The Sage Colleges for the first time since September of 2007 when they achieved a 2–1 win. The Engineers have remained undefeated by the Gators for the past 22 years, with 13 games happening in that time period. They continued that streak with a strong 5–0 win. The game took place at home on Sunday at the East Campus Stadium. Read more...

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FOOTBALL

Engineers’ vengeance

After a hard loss to Worcester Polytechnic Institute last year, the Engineers managed to bring the Transit Trophy back to its rightful home in Troy with a strong 36–14 win in Worcester Massachusets. Read more...

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FIELD HOCKEY

Field Hockey faces defeat

RPI Women’s field hockey played the Endicott College Gulls this past Saturday, with a final score of 21 the Engineers played a strong beginning, but could not swing a victory in the end. The Engineers have had a rough season, and this game adds yet another loss to the season, bringing their record to 0–4. Read more...

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Gallery: Women’s Soccer

Photos: Sidney Kochman/The Polytechnic

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SOCCER

Men’s soccer beats New Paltz, Sage Colleges

The Men’s soccer team had a strong start to the year this past weekend as a part of the Union Classic tournament, with two high-energy games that both resulted in victory. Friday’s game against New Paltz saw a final score of 2–1, and the Engineers took Saturday’s game versus The Sage Colleges 3–1. Read more...

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FOOTBALL

Football dominates

Rensselaer football began the season with a dominating victory over William Paterson University, winning 45–0. The game saw extremely strong play by RPI, who only allowed William Patterson to gain a total of 51 yards, while gaining 493 yards themselves. Read more...

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HOCKEY

Changes coming for women’s, men’s hockey

The Rensselaer men’s and women’s hockey teams will be facing major changes in the upcoming season. Both teams will be entering the season with new coaches: the men’s team with head coach Dave Smith, and the women’s team with interim head coach Bryan Vines. The men’s team is also facing a large change in its roster in the upcoming season, with nine new players joining the team. Read more...

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HOCKEY

Changes coming for women’s, men’s hockey

The Rensselaer men’s and women’s hockey teams will be facing major changes in the upcoming season. Both teams will be entering the season with new coaches: the men’s team with head coach Dave Smith, and the women’s team with interim head coach Bryan Vines. The men’s team is also facing a large change in its roster in the upcoming season, with nine new players joining the team. Read more...

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TRACK

Runners, fielder breeze past competition

Both the Rensselaer men’s and women’s track and field teams defeated the ten schools invited to compete at Harkness Track and Field on Saturday in the Engineers’ first home meet of the outdoor season. Eight events were won by the women, who compiled 227.5 points, while the men won 11 events to earn 314 points. Read more...

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BASEBALL

RPI wrestles Golden Bears, split games

The Engineers split last weekend’s double header against the Western New England Golden Bears, crushing them 8–0 in the first game, but falling short in an otherwise close second game 7–3. Read more...

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BASEBALL

Engineers strike down Golden Knights

Baseball had an excellent weekend against the Clarkson University Golden Knights, dropping only one game over the pair of doubleheaders. Read more...

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LACROSSE

Men’s team steams ahead with pair of victories

RPI women’s lacrosse played two thrilling games on their northern New York road trip this weekend against St. Lawrence and Clarkson Universities. In the first game, against St. Lawrence, junior attacker Morgan Doyle led the Engineers with two goals while seven other players each scored one. For most of the first half, RPI outplayed the Saints, and when freshman attacker Liz Brady scored unassisted with 8:44 remaining in the first half, the Engineers held a 5–3 lead. Read more...

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TRACK

Outdoor season brings mixed results for team

The Rensselaer outdoor track and field season is underway and two meets have taken place so far this spring, including the Tufts Snowflake Classic on April 2 and a meet against Bates College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University on Saturday. The men and women started the season off strong with second and third place overall finishes respectively at Tufts, compiling 104.5 points and 67 points. Read more...

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CLUB HOCKEY

First steps in future success for club team

Over Spring Break, Rensselaer’s American Collegiate Hockey Association team traveled to the Division 2 national tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Although the team did not go all the way, it was an impressive showing for a club team that is only eight years old and having their first time appearance on the national level. The final rankings of the 2016-17 season put the club hockey team at number 12 in the nation. Read more...

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BASEBALL

Rensselaer falters versus RIT; drops to 6-12

Rensselaer had a tough home opening weekend against Rochester Institute of Technology, losing both doubleheader games Saturday and splitting Sunday’s games 1–1. Read more...

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TENNIS

RPI extinguishes Saints

It was a successful weekend for the men’s tennis team as they travelled to Canton, NY to play St. Lawrence University. The Engineers swept the Saints, 9–0, breaking their five-match losing streak. The Engineers won all their doubles matches and all their singles matches, only dropping one set. Read more...

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LACROSSE

Men and women off to mediocre start

RPI men’s lacrosse started their season with a win against Keene State College at home and a loss to Ithaca College on the road. However, their first Liberty League game of the year came against the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers. The teams played on March 10 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The game was tight early on, as the Engineers took a 6–5 lead early in the second quarter thanks to two goals each by sophomore attackmen JT Kelly and CJ Kigar. But then RIT scored four consecutive goals and finished the game on a 9–3 run. The Tigers won 14–9. Kelly tallied four goals, while Kigar got three. Senior attackman Breanainn McNeally assisted on three goals, and both junior attackman Zach Lukas and junior midfielder Oliver Kaija scored their first goals of the season. Senior goalie David Gibbs arguably had his best game of the season thus far, saving 21 of 35 shots that came his way to help keep the game close. Read more...

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BASEBALL

Spring break training

Engineers go 2-3 in preliminary set of games

Over spring break, Rensselaer’s baseball team traveled to Lake Myrtle, Florida for five spring training games. The team played against Becker College, Knox College, William Paterson University, and twice against Fitchburg State College, ending the week 2–3. Read more...

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TRACK

National champions

Five Rensselaer student athletes were invited to compete at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship Meet held on Friday, March 10, and Saturday, March 11, in Naperville, Illinois. Read more...

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RACQUETBALL

Championship within sight

Club racquetball has established itself as a force over the years

The weekend of February 24–25, the RPI Racquetball Team traveled to Warren, New Jersey for the 2017 Eastern Collegiate Racquetball Conference Regionals Championship. This marked the last racquetball tournament before Nationals. Read more...

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