Category Archives: Sports

WOMEN'S SOCCER

Disappointing loss in Liberty League final

Coaches plan to use first Liberty League final appearance as learning experience for team

Women’s soccer’s history-making season came to an end on Saturday, when RPI lost to William Smith College 4–0 in the Liberty League Championship Game, finishing the season. Read more...

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MEN'S HOCKEY

Mixed feelings during weekend home split

Friday's victory over Brown diminished with heartbreaking loss to Yale on Saturday

Friday evening held an exciting game for the Engineers. The puck dropped at 7 pm at Houston Field House between the Engineers’ senior Jimmy Devito and the Bears’ Sam Lafferty. The tensions were high and the competitors played evenly throughout the entire game. Brown outshot the Engineers for the first period but the game remained scoreless for the first 20 minutes. The first goal was not scored until junior Drew Melanson, assisted by sophomore Evan Tironese and junior Lou Nanne, had a breakaway goal in the latter half of the second period. The favorite cheer of the crowd for the evening could be heard ringing out on almost every power play and goal for the Engineers, “Brown is shit! Shit is Brown!” Read more...

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CURLING

Curling slides to 3-1

Three four-person curling teams from the RPI Curling Club went to Broomstone Curling Club in Wayland, Massachusetts, to compete in the annual Broomstone’s College Bonspiel hosted by Boston College. The team of freshman Evan Mullaney as skip, junior Anthony Naslas as vice, junior Garrison Johnston as second, and junior Kaitlin Fermano as lead captured second place at the two-day tournament beginning on Saturday. Read more...

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WOMEN'S HOCKEY

Weekend split

Women go 1-1 against Yale, Brown

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. Read more...

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MEN'S SOCCER

Engineers fall short in league semifinals

After a shaky start to the season, late wins take RPI to the semifinals where they lose to Vassar

Last Wednesday, November 2, men’s soccer travelled to Poughkeepsie, NY to face off against Vassar College in the Liberty League Semifinals. Going into the game, the Brewers were at 12–3–2, while the Engineers were at 8–6–4 for the season. Ultimately, RPI was upended 1–3, sending Vassar to the Liberty League Finals. Read more...

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MEN'S HOCKEY

Dutchmen puck Engineers on Friday, Saturday

The Engineers had a tough weekend against their rival, the Union College Dutchmen. This double header weekend is a benchmark for students of Rensselaer and is usually an enjoyable break, but this year the games resulted in two losses for the Engineers. Read more...

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SOCCER

Women win league semifinals

This past week, the men’s soccer team extended their win streak to five wins, defeating Keene State College 1–0 on Wednesday. However, the team only managed a 0–0 draw against Saint Thomas Aquinas College the following Saturday. For the women’s team, they picked up their fourth loss of the season in a 1–0 game against Skidmore College. The team made up for the loss the following Tuesday, defeating Vassar College in the Liberty League Tournament 1–0. Read more...

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CROSS COUNTRY

Engineers break Saints’ 21–year win record

Every year since the beginning of the Liberty League in 1995, St. Lawrence University has won or tied for first place for the men’s league championship meet title, until now. On Saturday, at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva, New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made league history when they broke the Saints’ 21-year hold on the Liberty League title. Read more...

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SWIMMING & DIVING

Men rise to 2–0 against Ithaca; women’s streak broken

Rensselaer men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had their 11th consecutive dual-meet on Saturday, October 29 at Ithaca College. The men’s team beat the Ithaca Bombers 201–93, giving Rensselaer their second victory over Ithaca this season. The women’s 13-win streak was broken with a 180–120 loss to Ithaca. Read more...

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FOOTBALL

Rainy day loss during Transit Trophy game

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute football faced off against the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Engineers last Saturday at East Campus Stadium in the annual Transit Trophy game. A cold, heavy rainstorm loomed over the Capital Region all day, dumping more than an inch of rain on Troy and making handling the football difficult. In view of the slippery conditions the storm presented, RPI relied heavily on its ground game. Rensselaer rushers pounded through the WPI front line all afternoon, combining for 244 yards rushing on 41 attempts. To counter Rensselaer’s rushing attack, Worcester ran the ball 50 times. However, the RPI defensive front held them to just 140 yards total. But in the end, three Rensselaer turnovers and 16 points in the second half were too much for the home team to overcome as WPI upended RPI by a final score of 19–7. Read more...

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MEN'S HOCKEY

Engineers cage Tigers on Saturday night

After a close tie on Friday, Rensselaer came back to steamroll RIT during Saturday's game

The men’s hockey team saw success in their home openers during family weekend this past week. The Engineers only managed to tie Niagara University 3-3 on Friday, but steamrolled Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday night with a 6-3 victory. Read more...

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FIELD HOCKEY

Family weekend win

Coming off a midweek 0-2 loss against the Panthers of Middlebury College, the Engineers rebounded on Saturday in their Family Weekend home game against the Vassar College Brewers, taking the game 1-0. A goal made by junior Nicole Clancy’s with nine minutes left of play went uncontested, propelling Rensselaer to 8-7 overall and 2-4 in league games for the 2016 season, of which three days remain. Read more...

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SOCCER

Victorious soccer week

Both men’s and women’s soccer teams saw success this week. The women’s team defeated the Bard College Raptors on their own turf 2-1 last Saturday. The men’s team took on Skidmore College at home last Wednesday with a 1-0 victory, then crushed Bard 3-0 on a rain-soaked field Saturday afternoon. Read more...

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WOMEN'S SOCCER

Rensselaer now 11-3 after successful weekend

Women’s Soccer had two away games this past weekend as they traveled to face Clarkson University on Friday and St. Lawrence University on Saturday. The Engineers, who had just come off a 1-2 loss to Vassar College in overtime last weekend, were out for redemption this time around. Read more...

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CROSS COUNTRY

Fazio places fourth, Lord sixth at New Jersey championship

Senior Ben Fazio finished the men’s 8000 meter championship race ahead of 371 runnings with his fourth-place time of 23:35.1 on Saturday in Glassboro, New Jersey, at the 45-school Inter-Regional Border Battle hosted by Rowan University. The men’s and women’s teams, both ranked No. 11 in Division III heading into the meet, represented one of ten nationally-ranked schools at the meet. Colleges from as far away as Georgia attended. Read more...

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MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

RPI Engineers fall short against Fighting Hawks

The Engineers traveled west over the weekend to face off against the University of North Dakota in their third weekend of play. The puck dropped at 7:05 pm at UND on Saturday evening. Tyson Jost won the first faceoff against the Engineers’ sophomore Evan Tironese. Following were the first two shots of the game, one blocked by junior defenseman Mike Prapavessis and the other a save by freshman goalie Chase Perry. Despite the immediate offensive push by UND, Tironese, assisted by senior forward Riley Bourbonnais and junior forward Lou Nanne, scored the first goal of the game four minutes in for RPI. Read more...

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TENNIS

Freshmen duo faces stiff competition in AZ

Freshmen duo faces

As the tennis season comes to an end, the Engineers competed in one last tournament. After freshmen duo of Sebastian Castillo-Sanchez and Zack Ebenfeld won the doubles title at the ITA Northeast Regional earlier this month, they qualified to compete at the ITA Oracle Cup. The prestigious Oracle Cup took place in Surprise, Arizona this past week. Read more...

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FOOTBALL

Rensselaer ends Hobart’s undefeated season

Saturday, October 8th, Hobart College more than doubled Rensselaer’s offensive yardage output. The Engineers’ defensive grit inside their own 20 kept them in the game. RPI’s offense looked outmatched by Hobart’s fast and physical defense for the majority of the game. Engineer rushers struggled against a stout Hobart line, gaining just 83 yards on 42 carries. In the fourth quarter, RPI found their rhythm, scoring touchdowns on two of their final three possessions and came out on top over previously undefeated Hobart, 21–17. Read more...

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

Engineers fall to Vassar College in overtime

Vassar College was too much for Rensselaer during Senior Night this Saturday, as the Engineers, 9–3 this season, fell 1–2 in overtime. Read more...

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MEN'S HOCKEY

McGill crumbles to Engineers’ pressure

Uproar burst forth from the fans in the Houston Field House Sunday evening, as the Rensselaer men's ice hockey team devastated McGill University in the season exhibition opener with a 3-0 clean sweep. Read more...

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