Monday, January 19, 2015

Women's Hockey - at St. Lawrence & Clarkson (16/17 Jan)

RPI headed north for a weekend pair at St. Lawrence and Clarkson, both of which sit solidly in the top half of the league standings. The hosts played like the standings would imply, as the Saints defeated RPI by a 3-1 margin before the Golden Knights skated to a 4-2 victory the following night.

St. Lawrence

Horwood/Tomlinson/Gruschow
Raspa/Svoboda/Renn
Mahoney/Mankey/Wash
Rooney/Hylwa/Walsh

Banks/Schilter
Kimmerle/Godin
Middlebrook/Behounek

O'Brien

RPI was outshot 40-16, yet Kelly O'Brien kept the game close as it took a late empty net goal to help St. Lawrence secure a 3-1 victory over the Engineers Friday night in Canton.

The Saints got on the board early as Kennedy Marchment put home a rebound for her tenth goal of the season at 3:17 of the first period.

Hannah Behounek tied it up at 9:44, putting a wrist shot top shelf on the power play to get RPI on the board.

The tie didn't survive the period, as the Engineers got into penalty trouble after Behounek's goal. After successfully killing a minute of 5-on-3 shortly after the goal, they found themselves down 5-on-3 again late in the period with two concurrent penalties called. This time SLU capitalized, as Megan Armstrong scored at 18:46 to make it a 2-1 game.

Half of RPI's 16 shots came in the second period, but none found their way past Brooke Wolejko. The Engineer power play came up short on one more try in the third, and instead it was Kayla Raniwsky scoring into the empty net at 19:05 of the final frame to put the game away.

Clarkson


Horwood/Tomlinson/Gruschow
Raspa/Svoboda/Renn
Mahoney/Mankey/Wash
Rooney/Hylwa/Walsh

Banks/Schilter
Kimmerle/Godin
Middlebrook/Behounek

O'Brien

It was a penalty-filled affair on Saturday afternoon as RPI and Clarkson combined for 28 minutes in the sin bin, yet oddly enough neither team scored on the power play or shorthanded (although one goal was scored 4-on-4). The goals that did come tilted the game in favor of the Golden Knights who came away with a 4-2 win over the Engineers.

Once again RPI gave up an early goal, this time to Amanda Titus at 2:48 of the first. Titus tipped a shot from Savannah Harmon past O'Brien for the quick lead.

The Engineers erased that deficit at 13:09 of the opening frame, when Ali Svoboda found a loose puck at the top of the crease and fired it past Shea Tiley.

Clarkson jumped ahead to a 3-1 lead over the course of three minutes spanning the midpoint of the second period. Olivia Howe regained the lead by firing the puck into the crease where it bounced off Behounek and past O'Brien. Harmon made it a two-goal lead by putting a rebound just under the crossbar at 12:48.

Things looked to be out of hand for RPI when Cayley Mercer scored at 14:56 of the third to put the Engineers in a three-goal hole. Jenn Godin scored in the game's final minute to cut it to 4-2 but it was too little, too late and RPI was swept on the weekend.

Next weekend will be the home-and-home with Union, two games that are absolutely critical for the Engineers to win in order to maintain any hope of making the playoffs. RPI will head to Schenectady for a 7pm game Friday, then return to the Field House for a 4pm matinee on Saturday.

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RPI vs. St. Lawrence
ECAC Hockey Game - Appleton Arena (Canton, NY)
1/16/15 - 7:00pm
SLU 3, RPI 1

BOX SCORES:
College Hockey Stats: http://collegehockeystats.net/1415/boxes/wrenstl1.j16
RPI: http://rpiathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?path=whock&id=4445

RECAPS:
RPI: http://rpiathletics.com/news/2015/1/16/WICE_0116151313.aspx
SLU: http://www.saintsathletics.com/news/2015/1/16/WHOCKEY_0116150028.aspx

RECORD: 4-16-3 (2-9-0 ECAC)

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RPI vs. Clarkson
ECAC Hockey Game - Cheel Arena (Potsdam, NY)
1/17/15 - 4:00pm
Clarkson 4, RPI 2

BOX SCORES:
College Hockey Stats: http://collegehockeystats.net/1415/boxes/wclkren1.j17
RPI: http://rpiathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?path=whock&id=4446

RECAPS:
RPI: http://rpiathletics.com/news/2015/1/17/WICE_0117150642.aspx
Clarkson: http://www.clarksonathletics.com/news/2015/1/17/WHOCK_0117152434.aspx
Video Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNy_LavwWlI

RECORD: 4-17-3 (2-10-0 ECAC)

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Upcoming Schedule

Jan. 23 - at Union (7pm)
Jan. 24 - Union (4pm)
Jan. 30 - at Colgate (3pm)
Jan. 31 - at Cornell (3pm)

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ECAC Standings

1. Quinnipiac - 24 pts. (11-1-2) (.857)
2. Clarkson - 20 pts. (9-2-2) (.769)
3. Harvard - 19 pts. (9-2-1) (.792)
4. St. Lawrence - 18 pts. (8-3-2) (.692)
5t. Cornell - 16 pts. (7-2-2) (.727)
5t. Princeton - 16 pts. (8-6-0) (.571)
7. Dartmouth - 13 pts. (6-5-1) (.542)
8. Yale - 10 pts. (5-7-0) (.417)
9t. Colgate - 4 pts. (2-9-0) (.182)
9t. RPI - 4 pts. (2-10-0) (.167)
11t. Brown - 2 pts (1-11-0) (.083)
11t. Union - 2 pts. (1-11-0) (.083)

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