Friday, October 17, 2014

Losing the Streaks

For the RPI women, their school-record winless streak, dating back to last season, is now at 14 games  (0-12-2) - the Engineers haven't won since a 3-0 victory at Union on January 18.

Their opponent tonight, the UNH Wildcats, know a little something about losing streaks. They finished last season by losing their last 11 straight games, then tacked on three more to start this season to make it an even 14 in a row in the loss column. They snapped out of it last weekend with a 1-0 win at RIT and a 2-2 tie at Syracuse. Tonight is the home opener for UNH, who are a long way from their salad days in Hockey East from 2004 to 2010, when they were virtually unbeatable. Can the Engineers finally get themselves back in the win column in their only game of the weekend?

For the men, the losing streak is more of a historical one than anything else. Denver, their opponents in a pair of games this weekend in Colorado, won the first 10 games against the Engineers, and they've won 12 out of 14 all time. It's a tough task to score at Magness as both teams boast solid defensive fronts. Can RPI solve yet another early season test?

Let's find out.

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