Last weekend, the men’s hockey team (4-6-1, 3-2-1 AHA) split a pair of conference games against Army in a two-game series at Ritter Arena. On Friday, shoddy special teams hurt the Tigers in a 5-3 loss, while on Saturday, the team rebounded to score a season-high six times in a 6-3 victory. In addition, considering students were on break, both games drew excellent crowds, with 1,604 fans on Friday and 1,874 on Saturday. The Tigers have averaged 1,729 fans through five home games this season.
This weekend, the Tigers travel to Connecticut to play the Huskies. RIT struggled there last season, scoring just one goal in two games. Hopefully, the Tigers can right the ship and get back to .500.
Both the men’s and women’s basketball squads begin play this week. The women, under first-year head coach Amy Reed, lost to Geneseo on Tuesday evening, despite cutting a 25-point deficit to eight in the second half. The women host the 2nd Annual RIT Tip-Off Classic this weekend at the Clark Gym. RIT hosts SUNY Brockport on Saturday at 2 p.m. and SUNY Morrisville on Sunday at 2 p.m. Mt. Aloysius is the fourth team in the tourney.
The men open the season at Drew University in the Rose City Classic. The men play St. Joseph’s of Long Island on Friday at 6 p.m., then play at 1 or 3 p.m. on Saturday, depending on Friday’s outcome.
Women’s Soccer (9-8-3) ended its season as the runner-up in the ECAC Upstate Tournament. The women advanced to the final after needing penalty kicks to dispatch Medaille on Saturday, before falling to SUNY Brockport in the snow on Sunday. Senior Emily Traversi finished her Tiger career third all-time in goals (22) and points (59) and second in assists (15).
RIT’s women’s hockey squad stayed at #5 in the national rankings after a semi-disappointing weekend at #1 Elmira. The Tigers were throttled by the Soaring Eagles, 6-1 on Friday, before rallying to earn a 3-3 tie on Saturday. Shireen Irani was named the RIT Female Athlete of the Week. The women are right back in action on Friday and Saturday, as they travel to the North Country tp play first-year program SUNY Potsdam. The Bears are off to a very solid start, as they tied #6 Utica last weekend.
Congratulations to senior wrestler Luke Baum, who broke the school record with his 110th career victory on Saturday at SUNY Oswego. The Tigers travel to Oneonta to compete in the Red Dragon Invitational on Saturday. He was also named the RIT Male Athlete of the Week.
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