Category Archives: Sports

TENNIS

Kallish reaches semifinals in singles

This past weekend the men’s team competed in the Stevens Doubles Tournament at Stevens Institute of Technology while the women’s team competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Northeast Regional at William Smith College. At the Stevens Doubles Tournament, the Engineers faced the Ducks of Stevens Institute of Technology, the Bobcats of New York University, and the Lions of The College of New Jersey. At the ITA Northeast Regional, Rensselaer went head to head with opponents from several colleges and universities including Union College, Skidmore College, Vassar College and State University of New York Brockport. Read more...

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MEN'S SOCCER

Close loss and tie

Men’s soccer had another tough week, suffering a 1–0 loss against Williams College and tying against tenth ranked University of Rochester 0–0. Read more...

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MEN'S GOLF

Shaugher swings his way to first

RPI places fourth at Liberty League

Closing the fall season as a first place medalist after earning 147 points in the two-day Liberty League Championship tournament on the par-72 Timber Banks Golf Course in Baldwinsville, New York, senior Aaron Shaugher dominated the 18-hole course on Saturday, scoring three below par, and continued his momentum into Sunday scoring 78. His individual success propelled the Engineers to fourth place out of seven teams. Read more...

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FOOTBALL

Saints rise above Rensselaer Engineers

Last Saturday, Rensselaer football hosted the St. Lawrence Saints on Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day at East Campus Stadium. The Engineers’ defense struggled against the plodding Saints offense that ran the ball 47 times for 185 yards and held possession of the football for more than 40 minutes of the game. However, despite over 400 yards of offense for the Saints, Rensselaer’s defense once again stood firm inside its own 20 yard-line, forcing the Saints to kick two short field goals and holding them to just 20 points in the game. This total would be enough, though, as Rensselaer managed just two touchdowns against the formidable Saints defense that stopped RPI on eight of their ten third downs and held the Engineers to just 220 yards. Read more...

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CROSS COUNTRY

Men fifth, women seventh at Williamstown

24 schools journeyed to Williamstown, Massachusetts on Saturday for the annual Division III Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College. The men’s nationally ranked No. 19 team and the women’s nationally ranked No. 11 team attended, placing fifth with 112 points and seventh overall, respectively. Runners from the men’s and women’s teams at the State University of New York Geneseo both helped their teams to first place overall with 48 points and 65 points respectively. Read more...

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WOMEN'S ICE HOCKEY

Women go even over weekend

Women’s Ice Hockey split 1–1 in two games over the weekend against the University of Maine, winning the season opener Saturday 3–1, and losing Sunday 2–0. Read more...

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FOOTBALL

Engineers engineer victory against Engineers

Coming off a loss to Alfred State College, RPI football looked to bounce back at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last weekend. After the MIT Engineers made an early field goal to take a 3-0 lead, the Engineers hit their stride, rattling off 24 unanswered points to put the game out of reach early in the fourth quarter. Rensselaer’s defense overwhelmed the MIT Engineers, intercepting quarterback Udgam Goyal four times and recovering a fumble, and led the Engineers to a decisive 31-10 win. Read more...

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

Hawks fall to Engineers

Women’s soccer saw mixed over the weekend, shutting out State University of New York New Paltz in a 3-0 victory on Friday. But on Sunday, first ranked Williams College overturned the Engineers 1-0. Read more...

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TENNIS

Engineers poach Hawks 7-2

This past weekend, both the men’s and the women’s teams spent a lot of time on the courts, both playing on Saturday and Sunday. For the women’s team, the weekend consisted of a victorious home opener on the Sharp Courts on Saturday and an invitational on Sunday. For the men’s team, the weekend consisted of a two-day invitational. Read more...

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MEN’S SOCCER

Engineers suffer loss to Oneonta

Men’s soccer had a rough week on the road, losing both games by one goal. The Engineers faced the State University of New York at Oneonta on Tuesday, September 13, and SUNY Potsdam the following Saturday. The Engineers are currently 2–3–1. Read more...

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GOLF

Team places eighth at invitational tourney

The Engineers fought through wet and windy weather at their third tournament of the semester last Saturday and Sunday. The Rensselaer men’s golf team traveled to Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the campus of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. They finished in eighth place out of 22 teams at the 33rd Annual Duke Nelson Tournament. Three days remain until the Rensselaer men’s golf team tees off at Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville, New York, for the two-day Fall Liberty League Championship. Read more...

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FIELD HOCKEY

Engineers leave Red Hawks squawking

Winning their past two games, the Engineers clobbered the Utica College Pioneers on Wednesday, September 14 5–1, and narrowly rushed to score the only goal of the game on Sunday 1:28 into overtime to defeat the Montclair State University Red Hawks. They now hold a 4–2 season record with no home losses. Read more...

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

Women’s soccer continues undefeated season

With 1-0 win against Western Connecticut, Engineers’ record rises to 3-0 for the season

Hard work in the preseason and a tough defense have helped propel women’s soccer to a 3–0 start this season. Read more...

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CROSS COUNTRY

Rensselaer places strongly at Vassar Farm

Men place second, women place third, team overall advances at largest invitional of season

In their biggest invitational so far this season, the men’s cross country team requisitioned a second place men’s team victory out of 14 schools thank to contributions by fifth place junior Ben Fazio and seventh place sophomore Grant O’Connor. Fazio ran the 6,000 meter course on Vassar Farm in a time of 19:31.2, finishing only five seconds behind the leader from New York University, and O’Connor crossed at 19:35.0. Read more...

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FOOTBALL

Solid second half not enough for Engineers

Rensselaer loses 33-17 against Alfred University at the first home game of the season

The first half of Rensselaer’s first home game of the season found the Engineers 27 points in the hole without as much as a field goal on the board. Though they retaliated fiercely in the third quarter to recover from their overwhelming deficit, gaining 17 points, they ultimately lost 17–33 against Alfred University this past Saturday. Read more...

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WOMEN’S TENNIS

Tennis works as team

With players in seven of 12 semifinal matches, Engineers were one of toughest teams to beat

The Rensselaer women’s tennis team had five singles players and two doubles teams compete in the semifinals at the Mary Hosking Invitational on Saturday. Read more...

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FOOTBALL

Engineers come alive against Norwich University

The RPI Engineers football team opened their 2016 season with a road game at Norwich University in Vermont. After Norwich scored a field goal early in the second quarter, Rensselaer scored 24 unanswered points to take a commanding 21-point lead, which they did not relinquish. The final score of the game was Engineers 31, Cadets 17. Read more...

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FIELD HOCKEY

Field Hockey tames Holyoke Lions

After a close call with the Hartwick Hawks, Engineers find redemption

After a close loss to the Hawks of Hartwick College in their season opener away on Thursday, the Engineers rebounded to conquer the Mount Holyoke College Lions 3-2 in their follow-up game on Saturday, September 3. RPI now stands at 1-1 for the season, while the Hawks jumped to 1-0, and the Lions fell to 0-1. Read more...

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CROSS COUNTRY

Cross country conquers

Men take first at opening meet

Five capital district schools raced at the opening meet for the Engineers’ 2016 season last Thursday, hosted by Siena College. Heading the men’s team in the 5670 meter race were senior Ben Fazio and sophomore Grant O’Connor, who crossed the finish line together in third and fourth place with times of 18:28. Overall, the men captured first at the meet, while senior team co-captain Mary West led the women’s team to a second place finish. Placing 11th in the 4000 meter race, she ran the course in 15:20. Read more...

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SOCCER

Engineers and Gators play out to a draw

Opening their seasons with a game lasting 110 minutes, the Rensselaer Engineers and the Sage College Gators men’s soccer teams ultimately surrendered to each other in a draw after the 1-1 tie could not be broken in two ten minute periods of overtime. Read more...

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