Monday, November 16, 2015

Women's Hockey - at Dartmouth & Harvard (13/14 Nov)

Coming off a big upset over #4 Clarkson, RPI faced another tough challenge on the road against Dartmouth and #9 Harvard. The trip was not kind to the Engineers, as they were shutout 4-0 by Dartmouth on Friday before dropping a 2-1 decision to Harvard in a hard-fought game Saturday afternoon.

Dartmouth

Wash/Gruschow/Tomlinson
Rooney/Mankey/Raspa
Grigsby/Schwalbe/Thomas
Tremblay/Hylwa/Orzechowski

Behounek/Banks
Hansen/Godin
Kimmerle/Renn

Selander

Four different players scored for Dartmouth Friday night as the Big Green shutout RPI 4-0 and outshot the Engineers 39-21. Lovisa Selander made 30 saves for RPI, while Kira Bombay made five more in relief in the game's final minutes.

Lindsey Allen got Dartmouth on the board with a power play tally late in the first, perfectly tipping a point shot from Eleni Tebano past Selander into the top corner of the net.

Kennedy Ottenbreit doubled the lead to 2-0 with Dartmouth's first shorthanded goal of the season in the second period, just 13 seconds into the penalty kill. Ottenbreit broke out 2-on-1 and went wide, electing to keep the puck and fire a shot past Selander.

The Big Green tacked on two more goals in the third period, with Ailish Forfar putting home a rebound off a shot by Allen at 5:19, and Brooke Ahbe redirecting Ottenbreit's pass at the goal mouth to make it 4-0 at 13:53.

Kira Bombay came into the game after the fourth goal for a few mintues in the RPI net, stopping five shots in 6:07 of relief.

Harvard

Grigsby/Thomas/Raspa
Rooney/Mankey/Tomlinson
Wash/Gruschow/Orzechowski
Tremblay/Schwalbe/Hylwa

Kimmerle/Godin
Hansen/Banks
Behounek/Renn

Selander

After a less than stellar result on Friday, RPI battled Harvard on Saturday with a much better effort but again came up short as Harvard scored the go-ahead goal late in the third to defeat the Engineers 2-1. RPI outshot Harvard 33-27 on the afternoon, but could only solve Emerance Maschmeyer once.

That goal came near the midpoint of the second period, when Taylor Schwalbe poked home a rebound in traffic to put the Engineers up 1-0.

The lead was short-lived as Jessica Harvey tied the game less than two minutes later, redirecting a Briana Mastel shot past Selander.

The teams went into the third period tied at one, but Miye D'Oench put the Crimson on top at 12:51 of the third period after being given a little too much space to work at the top of the crease and picking up a feed from Haley Mullins which she snuck past Selander to make it 2-1.

Selander made a number of big stops in the RPI net, finishing with 25 saves, but in the end was outdueled by Maschmeyer's 32, including a whopping 20 saves in the second period to help stave off an RPI onslaught.

The Engineers have just one game next weekend, a Sunday matinee exhibition against McGill in Montreal, then will return home for a non-conference pair against New Hampshire the weekend after Thanksgiving before one more weekend of league play closes out the 2015 portion of the season.

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RPI at Dartmouth
ECAC Hockey Game - Thompson Arena (Hanover, NH)
11/13/15 - 7pm
Dartmouth 4, RPI 0

BOX SCORES:
RPI: http://www.rpiathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?path=whock&id=5188
College Hockey Stats: http://collegehockeystats.net/1516/boxes/wdarren1.n13

RECAPS:
RPI: http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2015/11/13/WICE_1113154642.aspx?path=whock
Dartmouth: http://www.dartmouthsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=210496494&DB_OEM_ID=11600
Video Highlights: http://www.ivyleaguedigitalnetwork.com/dartmouth/video/dartmouth-highlights-dartmouth-womens-hockey-vs-rpi,-nov-13,-2015

RECORD: 4-6-1 (2-2-1 ECAC)

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RPI vs. #9 Harvard
ECAC Hockey Game - Bright-Landry Hockey Center
11/14/15 - 4pm
Harvard 2, RPI 1

BOX SCORES:
RPI: http://www.rpiathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?path=whock&id=5189
College Hockey Stats: http://collegehockeystats.net/1516/boxes/wharren1.n14

RECAPS:
RPI: http://www.rpiathletics.com/news/2015/11/14/WICE_1114151301.aspx?path=whock
Harvard: http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2015-16/releases/20151114rqvi2h
Video Highlights: http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/wice/2015-16/videos/20151114-f3u6mg8u

RECORD: 4-7-1 (2-3-1 ECAC)

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Upcoming Schedule

Nov. 22 - at McGill (2pm)
Nov. 27 - New Hampshire (7pm)
Nov. 28 - New Hampshire (4pm)
Dec. 4 - Yale (3pm)
Dec. 5 - Brown (3pm)

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