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Men'S Lacrosse

No. 10 Saints sanctify second half to shut out Engineers

Despite trailing 7‒4 heading into halftime, the No. 10 St. Lawrence Saints shut out the No. 14 Engineers and scored seven goals in the second half to secure an 11‒7 victory. Trey Froehlich ’22 and Ryan Raftery ’22 led the Engineers with two goals apiece, and Joseph Perry made 14 saves on 25 shots.

Baseball

Engineers leave Brewers bruised in doubleheader

The Engineers swept the Vassar Brewers in their doubleheader to move up into third in the Liberty League East. Hudson Livesey ’22 led the charge for Rensselaer in the first game with four hits in five at-bats, collecting six RBIs. Both earning wins, Chris Grome (Gr) increased his record to 4‒1 and Ryan Yerby (Gr) became 2‒3 for the season.

Men'S Lacrosse

Engineers unsuccessful in upsetting No. 4 Union

Despite a comeback in the fourth quarter, No. 12 RPI fell 12–9 to No. 4 Union. Trey Berry ’25, Connor Glosner ’22, and Cooper Urban ’22 led the Engineers in goals with two each. Goalie Joseph Perry ’25 saved 19 of the Dutchmen’s 31 shots on goal.

Men's Tennis

Van Cotthem overrules No. 14 Judges in nail-biting 5‒4 decision

An incredible comeback from Emilio Van Cotthem ’25 finished off the Brandeis Judges for the Engineers’ tenth consecutive victory. Along with Van Cotthem, Aiden Drover-Mattinen ’25 and Abraham Yohannes won their singles matches. Drover-Mattinen was also triumphant in doubles with Peter Lohrbach ’22.

Women's Lacrosse

Engineers sink their teeth into Tigers

Giving up only two goals in the last three quarters, the Engineers trounced the RIT Tigers 18-5. Sabrina Torcellini '22 and Ella Graff '25 led the scoring with four goals a piece, with Megan Shay '23 and Lisa Boehmer '25 also racking up hat tricks in the victory.

Men'S Lacrosse

No. 1 Tigers toppled, Engineers atop Liberty League

The No. 19 Engineers took down No. 1 RIT to remain undefeated in the Liberty League. Cooper Urban ’22 and Trey Froehlich ’22 led the way with a hat trick each, the two combining for Rensselaer’s decisive goal. Joseph Perry ’25 guarded the RPI net impressively, tallying 23 saves on 35 shots on goal for a .657 save percentage.

Women's Lacrosse

Engineers overpower Union in fourth quarter

The Engineers overtook the Union Dutchwomen with a four-goal run in the fourth quarter, resulting in a 15‒13 win. Sabrina Torcellini ’22 led the way for the Engineers with six goals, and Rylie Maready ’23 added to Rensselaer’s tally with a hat trick. Goalie Olivia Kimball ’23 helped the Engineers edge out Union in the second half, recording nine saves on 13 shots to earn her third win of the season. After winning their next game at Utica 14‒9, the Engineers are 5‒2 on the season.

Softball

Engineers sweep Spartans in doubleheader

The Engineers swept a Saturday doubleheader against the Castleton Spartans, taking the first game 6‒1 and the second 3‒2. Erika Holowka ’22 pitched a complete game to start the series, and Alexis Cooke ’23 recorded the win in the final game. Liv Vizzini ’24, Gabby Comeau ’23, Brooke Sroczinski ’23, and Caroline Peel ’24 all batted in runs in the victories.

Baseball

Gallery: Engineers strike out in series with Yellowjackets

The University of Rochester Yellowjackets swept the Engineers in a three-game series this past weekend, winning by 8‒3, 5‒4, and 14‒13 margins.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers left out of Lake Placid

After splitting the first two games of the series in overtime, the Engineers fell 3‒1 to the Harvard Crimson, ending Rensselaer’s run in the ECAC playoffs in the quarterfinals; RPI finished the season with a record of 18‒23‒3. Ture Linden ’22 ends his senior season with 39 points, the most by an Engineer in eight years, and goaltender Jack Watson ’25 ends his first season with a save percentage of .922 and three shutouts.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers advance in ECAC playoffs after Game 3 thriller

After Dartmouth seemingly scored a dagger with five seconds left in the second period, the Engineers resiliently rallied back with a four-goal third period to win 5‒3 in the third match of the best-of-three series, advancing to the second round of the ECAC playoffs. In the victory, Simon Kjellberg ’23 recorded two goals and an assist on the game-winning goal from Ryan Mahshie ’23. The Engineers will travel to Cambridge next weekend to take on the Harvard Crimson.

Men'S Hockey

Klee keeps Engineers alive in Game 2

Mason Klee ’23 scored the game-winning goal in the Engineers’ 3‒2 victory over Dartmouth in the second of the best-of-three series, resulting in a Game 3. The two other scorers for the Engineers were Simon Kjellberg ’23 and Jakub Lacka ’22, and Jack Watson ’25 made 21 saves. Game 3 will be played today at 4 pm.

Men'S Hockey

Dartmouth defeats Engineers in Game 1

Defensive errors caused the Engineers to fall 3‒2 in Game 1 of their first-round series with Dartmouth, despite doubling them in shots. Justin Addamo (Gr) led the way for the Engineers, scoring both of their goals in the first period. Jack Watson ’25 made 17 saves in the loss. The two teams take the ice tonight at 7 pm for Game 2.

Track & Field

Engineers sprint to third place

After the two-day indoor conference, the men’s and women’s track and field teams took third place out of seven teams. Engineers on both teams placed highly at multiple events, and Matt Lecky ’23 was named Men's Track Athlete of the Meet.

Swimming & Diving

Engineers make a splash at Liberty League Championship

The men's and women’s swimming & diving teams both took third place at the four-day Liberty League Championship hosted by Ithaca College. The men’s team finished with a total of 1,296 points; meanwhile, the women finished with 1,214 points. Colleen Whittaker ’25 took first place with a school and meet record-breaking time of 56.18 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly. Ola Nawrocki ’23 broke her own school record from earlier this season in the 100-yard breaststroke. Tony Min ’23 also broke the school record in the 200-yard butterfly.

Baseball

Cardinals slam Engineers in opening day slugfest

The St. John Fisher Cardinals scored in all eight innings, half of them in the fifth and sixth, to defeat the Engineers 15‒9 in Rensselaer’s home opener. Engineers Jake Defayette (Gr) and Cole Paquin ’22 hit home runs in the loss, with Martin Marintchev ’23 leading the team with three runs batted in. Alex Vallee ’24 was credited for the loss after pitching two outs in the four-run fifth inning.

Men'S Hockey

Spectator-filled Field House to host first-round rematch

The Engineers scored five unanswered goals, four in the third period, for a 6‒3 comeback victory against Dartmouth. ECAC Player of the Week Ture Linden ’22 and Justin Addamo (Gr) both netted two goals, while Linden and Ottoville Leppänen ’22 earned three points each. Rensselaer finished sixth in the ECAC and will replay the Big Green in a best-of-three series this upcoming weekend for the first round of the ECAC playoffs.

Men's basketball

Engineers sink in subpar semifinal, stay afloat in NCAA tournament

A poor performance from the Engineers resulted in a 70‒53 defeat in their semifinal against the Skidmore Thoroughbreds. The loss is Rensselaer’s second at the hands of Skidmore, bringing their season record to 21‒5. Despite the loss, the Engineers obtained an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will play Nichols College in the first round.

Men's basketball

External spectators to be admitted for Liberty League Tournament

External spectators are now allowed to sit in the stands at East Campus Arena for the three games of the Liberty League Tournament after being barred from attending sporting events all year, except for parents attending senior games. All spectators must show proof of full vaccination in order to be admitted, and masks are required at all times.

Men'S Lacrosse

Coast Guard beset by Engineers in snowy blowout

The Engineers thrashed the Coast Guard Bears 18‒8 in their snowy season opener on Saturday, with Connor Glosner ’22, Trey Froehlich ’22, and Tyler Nalls ’22 all boasting hat tricks in the victory.

Men's basketball

Liberty League Tournament returns to East Campus Arena

After winning out their last six games, the Engineers secured first place and will host the Liberty League Tournament next weekend. The semifinals will be played on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.

Track & Field

Reed sets 5000m school record amid notable weekend for Track and Field

During the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational last Saturday, John Reed (Gr) set a school record in the indoor 5000-meter run with a time of 14:16.39.
Men'S Hockey

Colgate raids Engineers in Freakout

The Engineers fell to the Colgate Raiders 3‒2 in the 44th annual Big Red Freakout. Jack Watson ’25 made 28 saves in the loss. With four games left in the season, Rensselaer is five points behind Cornell in fourth place, the last place for a first-round bye in the playoffs, and a point above Princeton in eighth, the last place for home-ice advantage.

Men's Track & Field

Lecky breaks 3000m school record

During the Blue & Orange Invitational at Utica College on January 29, Matt Lecky ’23 broke the school and facility record in the 3000-meter run with a time of 8:16.18. Previously, the record was held by Rensselaer alumnus Ben Fazio ’17, in a time of 8:18.57.