Category Archives: Sports

SWIMMING & DIVING

Men, women float past Thoroughbreds

Engineers rack up another win, keeping men undefeated and women at 5-1 this season

This past weekend, the men's and women's swimming and diving teams took on the Skidmore Thoroughbreds in the Robison Pool. The Engineers defeated the Thoroughbreds 166-97 and 164-97 for the men's and women's teams, respectively. Read more...

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TRACK & FIELD

Mixed success

Men win, women falter in Ithaca

This past weekend the Engineer's Track and Field team competed at the Ithaca Invitational against Ithaca College, SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Brockport. The men's team was able to obtain a total of 55 points and win the meet. The women's team obtained a total of 24 points and placed fourth.

The men's team was victorious in several events. Freshman Dale Kelly won the 60 meter dash, and sophomore Jason Hall won the 400 meter dash. Kelly and Hall were both part of the winning 4x400 relay team, along with freshman Michael McNicholas and senior Max Drexler. Junior Terrence Lawrence had two victories, one in high jump and another in the 60 meter hurdles. Junior Matt Vitagliano took the victory in the triple jump.

On the women's side, sophomore Vera Titze brought the only event win to the Engineers. Titze easily won the 400 meter dash with a two second lead on the runner-up. Senior Jodi Wrzosek '17, running the mile; Sophomore Melissa Folk '19, throwing shot put; and Sophomore Jillian Salkind '19 in high jump all finished second in their respective events.

The Engineers will travel to Middlebury College next weekend Read more...

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BASKETBALL

Double disappointment

The Rensselaer men's and women's basketball teams struggled this week, with both teams losing home games to Skidmore College on Friday, and Union College on Saturday. The women's team fared better in each matchup, losing by just five to Skidmore and eight to Union, in comparison to the men's team losing their games by an average of 19 points per game. Read more...

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MEN'S HOCKEY

Dutchmen defeat RPI

The RPI Engineers fell shy of defeating the ninth nationally ranked Union College Dutchmen, after a strong start this past Thursday in the fifth annual Mayor's Cup. The Mayor's Cup drew a crowd of over 5,200 to Albany's Times Union Center. This loss pushes RPI to 4-21-1 for the season, and marks the second time Union has scored a 3-2 overtime win over the Engineers. Read more...

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WOMEN'S HOCKEY

Engineers pull through

Win, tie against Union College this past week

Women's hockey ended the weekend with a win against Union College, after tying 2–2 with the Dutchwomen on Friday. The entire first and second periods of Friday's game were scoreless. Sophomore Jaimie Grigsby grabbed the first goal of the game, with junior Shayna Tomlinson scoring four minutes later. The Dutchwomen responded with two goals in a span of 1:05. The game continued into overtime, and neither team was able to score. Grigsby came close when her shot hit the crossbar. Read more...

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BASKETBALL

Men split, women face defeat over Winter Break

Men faced three wins, three defeats as women secured only one victory, losing five games

Over break, the men’s and women’s basketball teams played six games each. The men’s team went 3–3, while the women’s team struggled and only claimed one victory. Read more...

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CURLING

Largest bonspiel yields Engineer succcess

Rensselaer hosted the largest collegiate bonspiel ever held in the nation in the United States Curling Association this past weekend, with 20 teams from 10 schools in attendance. RPI entered five teams into the three-day tournament which ran from Friday evening through Sunday morning at Schenectady Curling Club, where the team practices every Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more...

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CURLING

Rensselaer slides to third national rank

Finishing in the runner-up position at the Rochester Institute of Technology Bonspiel at Rochester Curling Club on Sunday, November 13, the RPI Curling team emerged the third-ranked team in the nation, trailing only No. 1 University of Oklahoma and No. 2 State University of New York Polytechnic. The team maintains its ranking as it ventures into its home event this Saturday and Sunday, the RPI Bonspiel, held at Schenectady Curling Club in Schenectady, New York. Read more...

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CROSS COUNTRY

Runners close out season

The record-setting men’s cross country team raced on the 8000 meter course at the NCAA Division III National Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 19. They finished the race in 13th overall out of 32 teams, the highest position ever earned by the team in the Rensselaer’s history. The Institute’s only other appearance at the NCAA meet was in 1996, when they took 17th. Read more...

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CROSS COUNTRY

Men, women make National Championship

For the first time in 20 years, the now No. 9 nationally ranked Rensselaer men’s cross country team received an invitation to compete at the NCAA Division III Championship Meet, the top meet in the country for Division III schools, following their second place victory at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Meet on Saturday. The meet will be held at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky, this Saturday, November 19. Read more...

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WOMEN'S HOCKEY

Rensselaer trumped twice

Two losses bring season to 4–9–1

Rensselaer lost 4–1 against Saint Lawrence University on Friday, November 11. After travelling to Potsdam, NY on Saturday, November 12, Rensselaer also lost to Clarkson University 8–3. The two losses dropped the Engineers to 4–9–1 overall for the season. Read more...

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SWIMMING & DIVING

RPI-WPI dual-meet goes swimmingly

Rensselaer's swimming & diving is 3-0 for the season, after going undefeated in 2015-2016

Rensselaer’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams had a dual-meet against Worcester Polytechnic Institute at home on Saturday, November 5. The men had a close win at 151–148 while the women won comfortably at 188–113. Read more...

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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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