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Wide World of Tiger Sports – November 20 Sports

Even though the students are break this week, sports are in full gear.

The men’s hockey squad played Mercyhurst in a pair of games at the Ritter Arena over the weekend. Friday night’s game did not go RIT’s way. On Saturday, RIT did something they had not done since the 1996-97 season; win an overtime game at home. Saturday’s game was like a shooting gallery, with 93 total shots. The Tigers recorded 96 shots in the two weekend games.

Head Coach Wayne Wilson became the second coach in the history of the RIT men’s hockey program to reach 150 victories on Saturday.This weekend, the men host the Army Black Knights at Ritter Arena on Friday and Saturday at 7:05 p.m. It will be the only two regular season meetings between the two teams this season.

Friday night is Youth Hockey Night. Anyone in the 8th grade or younger who wears their youth hockey jersey gets in free.

Men’s basketball opens its 2007-08 regular season at York College on Tuesday. They then host Clarkson in the home opener on Sunday.

Women’s hockey is now # 5 in the nation. The women defeated Hamilton College in a home-and-home series this weekend. Isabelle Richard became the sixth Tiger to score her 50th career goal on Saturday, while freshman Katie Stack scored the game-winner in overtime on Sunday. Stack was named the RIT Female Athlete of the Week.

The nationally-ranked wrestling team placed ninth at the Red Dragon Invitational hosted by SUNY Oneonta on Saturday. Nate Bachmann was named the RIT Male Athlete of the Week for his fine performance

The RIT women’s basketball team is in action this weekend, as they host the 2007 RIT Thanksgiving Classic. RIT will play D’Youville on Saturday and RPI on Sunday. SUNY Brockport is also in the tournament.

Senior Andy Varble was the lone Tiger to race at the NCAA Cross Country Championship on Saturday. He placed 201st.


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