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Wide World of Tiger Sports – November 27 Sports

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

The men’s hockey squad did something they had not done since 2003, as they played back-to-back ties against Army at the Ritter Arena over the weekend. Friday night’s game was RIT’s until the final 30 seconds of regulation. On Saturday, RIT had a penalty shot in ovrtime, but could not get the game winner. Although each team scored only three goals on the weekend, the series hada playoff feel and every shift had plenty of intensity.

RIT has now played in three straight overtime games.  That has not happened since Feb. 22 – March 8, 1997.
Now the Tigers embark on a 10-game road swing starting at Bentley on Friday and Saturday.  RIT does not play at home again until January 18-19.

Goaltender Louie Menard was awarded an Atlantic Hockey weekly honor.
Men’s basketball is off to a tremendous start, having defeated York College on Tuesday. and Clarkson in a romp on Sunday.  If RIT defeats SUNY Potsdam on Tuesday, they will have started 3-0 for the first time since the 1999-00 season.  That was the last time RIT made the NCAA Tournament.  On Friday, the Tigers open up conference play at St. John Fisher.

Senior Kenny Gethers was named the RIT Male Athlete of the Week.  Shane Foster garnered the Empire 8 Rookie of the Week.
Women’s hockey is now # 4 in the nation. The women host #5 Elmira in its first big tests this season, Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m.  Both teams are vying for the top spot in the ECAC West.

The nationally-ranked wrestling team hosts its own RIT Invitational on Saturday.  It will be a 14-team event starting at 9:30 a.m.

The RIT women’s basketball team hosted the first 2007 RIT Thanksgiving Classic. RIT used a big second-half to get past D’Youville on Saturday.  The Tigers then fell to hot-shooting  RPI on Sunday. The women are back in action on Friday, as they open conference play at St. John Fisher.

Swimming and diving hosts the four-team Don Richards Memorial Tournament from Friday to Sunday.  Richards, a two-time All-American swimmer for the Tigers, was killed in an automobile accident in 1983.  This will be the 23rd year that tournament will be held in his honor.


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