Friday, December 5, 2014

Climbing the Mountain

Lou Nanne was the leading scorer for the Engineers. Then he hurt his shoulder and he's missed four games (set to become five and probably six this weekend).

While he was out, Drew Melanson became the team's leading scorer. He's out now, too. Mononucleosis.

Jason Kasdorf has been an absolute rock for RPI between the pipes almost since he arrived on campus. The team has simply played better when he's in goal. He's missing his third straight game tonight.

The injuries have not been a few and they're impacting some of the most key players on the squad. With that as the backdrop, the Engineers take off for Yale and Brown this weekend needing a minimum of 2 points to keep up their momentum in league play. It's not going to be easy, especially tonight against a Yale team that has found its groove on defense.

Meanwhile, the time is now for the women. Tied with Union in last place with no points in league play so far, there will be few weekends better to nab league points than at home against Brown (2 points, earned against St. Lawrence) and Yale (2 points, earned against Colgate). The Engineers finally picked up their second win last Friday against RIT, but then had a power outage the next afternoon in being shutout by the Tigers.

It's a daunting task facing both squads, but that's why we watch.

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