The Week in Sports
by Prateek Ranka | published Oct. 18th, 2014
St. Lawrence vs. RIT (10/11)
The women’s soccer team took on St. Lawrence University this past Saturday afternoon in Liberty League action and came away with a tie. Fourth year Packaging Science major Kiana Richards fired just under the bar, in the 89th minute of regular time, after some exquisite control in the box. It was her first goal of the season and the second of her career. The strike came in response to a 52nd minute goal by Emily DePoy of the Saints, who was assisted by Lindsay Geier. After a scoreless first half, the Saints broke the deadlock with a strike that looped over goalkeeper fourth-year Biomedical Engineering major Amanda Murray’s head and into the net. Richards’ strike helped take the game into overtime, where neither team could grab the win. It all ended on even terms with RIT having taken 12 shots in comparison to the Saints’ 22.
The ladies return to action on Friday, October 17 when they face Rensselaer at 4 p.m. in Troy, New York.
RIT vs. Geneseo (10/8)
The RIT men's soccer team fell 1-0 to SUNY Geneseo on a cool, windy Wednesday afternoon at the Tiger Stadium. The Tigers had 13 shots compared to the Knight’s 14. Geneseo scored with a 36th-minute breakaway ball. Stanley Egbuchulam got past third year Packaging Science major Mark Reeves off of a through ball into the middle, and then took a shot that was saved off the line by fourth year Business major Michael Vincelli. Egbuchulam then sent his own rebound into the net.
RIT vs. St. Lawrence (10/11)
Saturday afternoon also saw the men's soccer team take on 13th-ranked St. Lawrence University in Liberty League action. RIT lost 3-1 courtesy goals from Harry Copeland (2) and Dan Hunt. RIT’s solitary goal was scored by second year Physician's Assistant major Scott Fishel. He scored by tapping the ball home from a corner kick. This brought the score to 1-1 before the Saints struck in the 44th and 78th minute to finish off the game.
RIT returns to action on Friday, October 17 when the Tigers host number 20, Rensselaer, at 4 p.m. at the Tiger Stadium.
RIT vs. SUNY Cortland (10/7)
The RIT women's tennis team dropped its opening double-header of the 2014 season, falling to SUNY Cortland with a final score of 7-2 on Tuesday, the October 7 at the RIT Tennis Courts. Cortland took all three doubles matches with scores of 8-6 before RIT's third year Graphic Design major Elizabeth McGrail defeated Jean Martinez, 6-3, 6-4 in the first singles match. The second victory in the singles games came from RIT's fourth year Industrial Design major Diane Wang, who rallied to defeat Shannon Grodotzke.
"We needed one or two of the doubles matches to go our way, but it was well fought for our first fall match," said Head Coach Krystina Bachner.
RIT vs. University of New Hampshire (10/10)
The RIT women's hockey team, having won nine games on the trot, had its winning streak snapped when they fell to the University of New Hampshire by a score of 1-0 at the Gene Polisseni Center on Friday afternoon.
Despite the loss, RIT’s goaltender, fourth year Finance major Ali Binnington was incredible for the Tigers, stopping 302 of the last 310 shots sent her way since to last February. RIT had three third period power-plays and had several chances in the final period, but could not get the goal necessary to tie the game.
RIT vs. Northeastern University (10/11)
The team was back in action at the Gene Polisseni Center in front of a program record 3,011 fans the very next day against 10th-ranked Northeastern University. The game was part of RIT's inaugural One SpiRIT Global Hockey Festival.
With RIT goaltender second year Undeclared Business major Brooke Stoddart pulled for the extra attacker, fourth year Sociology/Anthropology major Celeste Brown won a face-off cleanly in the northeastern zone and fired a shot on net that the Huskies' goaltender Chloe Desjardins stopped. The rebound came right to a wide open Henderson in front of the net, who calmly buried the shot into the open side with 33 seconds left in regulation time, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
The Tigers were without four key players due to injury, but battled from a 2-0 deficit to earn a tie against the Huskies.
RIT returns to action next weekend when they travel to play the University of Vermont on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19. Saturday's game is at 4 p.m. and Sunday's starts at 2 p.m.
RIT vs. St. Lawrence (10/10)
The RIT men's hockey team opened the 2014-15 season and the brand new Gene Polisseni Center with a resounding 5-2 win over St. Lawrence in front of 3,103 fans on Friday evening.
Fourth year Business Management major Brad McGowan and third year Accounting major Alexander Kuqali scored a pair of goals apiece, while third year Environmental Science major Josh Mitchell dished out three assists. Second year Environmental Sceince major Caleb Cameron also scored for the Tigers, who out-shot St. Lawrence 28-23.
RIT vs. Clarkson University
The Tigers, on the back of a resounding win just the previous day, went into the game against Clarkson University brimming with confidence. The team put up a valiant effort, but lost 3-1 in front of 3,502 fans as part of RIT's One SpiRIT Global Hockey Festival at the Gene Polisseni Center on Saturday evening.
Cameron scored RIT's lone goal midway through the second period, with assists going to first year Business Management major Myles Powell and second year Business Marketing major Todd Skirving. Just over the halfway mark of the period, Cameron, who scored one goal in 32 games last season, tallied his second goal in two games to start the 2014-15 season and cut Clarkson's lead to 2-1.
RIT is back in action Saturday, when they host number 4 Boston College at 7:05 p.m. in front of a sold-out Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester. The game is the focal point of RIT's Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend.