Monday, October 3, 2016

Women's Hockey - Ohio State (30 Sep / 1 Oct)

RPI fell behind early against Ohio State Friday afternoon and never recovered, needing a last-minute goal to avoid a shutout in a 4-1 loss.

Saturday didn't go much better, with the Engineers being shutout 2-0 despite outshooting their visitors by a 33-23 margin (and 35-22 the day before).

Friday

Horwood/Tomlinson/Rooney
Grigsby/Schwalbe/Thomas
Hayes/Repaci/Raspa
Tremblay/Hylwa/Orosz

Hansen/Behounek
Kimmerle/Iwanski
Farole/Renn

Selander

Ohio State scored three goals in the first period, including two in the game's opening two minutes, en route to a 4-1 victory over RPI at Houston Field House on Friday. Sabrina Repaci scored the Engineers' only goal - an extra attacker power play tally with four seconds left in the game.

Samantha Bouley opened the scoring for the Buckeyes 1:03 into the game, picking up a rebound and putting it past Lovisa Selander for the early 1-0 lead.

Erin Langermeier doubled that lead to 2-0 just 45 seconds later, stealing the puck as the Engineers attempted to exit their zone and skating in alone to beat Selander with a backhand shot on the breakaway.

OSU scored one more in the first period off the stick of Jincy Dunne, who fired a shot from the point through traffic, preventing Selander from getting a good read on the shot.

After a scoreless second period, things went from bad to worse for RPI at the Buckeyes made it a 4-0 game when Katie Matheny grabbed a bouncing puck in the RPI zone and found herself all alone with Selander much like Langermeier had earlier in the game.

Repaci's goal came with the net empty and on the Engineers' eighth power play of the evening. After several attempts were turned aside by Kassidy Sauve, the puck bounced out to Repaci in the slot who put it in with 3.9 seconds left to spoil Sauve's shutout bid.

It was not a great evening for Selander, who allowed four goals on 22 shots, or for the Engineers' offense, which managed just the single late goal despite putting 35 shots on net.

Saturday

Rooney/Repaci/Tomlinson
Grigsby/Hylwa/Thomas
Hayes/Schwalbe/Orosz
Tremblay/Nolan/Orzechowski

Hansen/Behounek
Kimmerle/Seper
Farole/Renn

Selander

After a strong start by RPI on Saturday, Ohio State scored in the last minute of the first and again in the first minute of the second to jump out to a 2-0 lead which held up for the rest of the afternoon. Kassidy Sauve got the shutout that was narrowly thwarted on Friday, and Lovisa Selander made 21 saves on 23 shots.

The Engineers had several power play chances early in the game, including a short stretch of 5-on-3, but couldn't break through for an early lead. Instead it was Maddy Field scoring on a breakaway for the Buckeyes with 35 seconds left in the opening frame.

Hannah Behounek was penalized for slashing on the play, and on the ensuing power play, the Buckeyes capitalized to make it a 2-0 game 40 seconds into the second period. Jessica Dunne fired a shot from the point which was tipped past Selander at the top of the crease by Maddy Field. The play was set up by Jincy Dunne who narrowly kept the puck in the zone after an RPI clearing attempt.

It was another disappointing day for the RPI power play, which went scoreless again on seven more opportunities. The Engineers have now scored just one goal in the past three games - a 6-on-4 extra attacker goal - and will need to scrounge up some scoring to improve the outcome of coming games.

RPI hits the road for a pair at Robert Morris next weekend before returning home to play UConn twice to close out the early season non-conference schedule.

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RPI vs. Ohio State
Non-Conference Game - Houston Field House (Troy, NY)
9/30/16 - 6pm
OSU 4, RPI 1

BOX SCORES:
RPI: http://rpiathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?path=whock&id=5779
College Hockey Stats: http://collegehockeystats.net/1617/boxes/wosuren1.s30

RECAPS:
RPI: http://rpiathletics.com/news/2016/9/30/womens-ice-hockey-womens-hockey-falls-to-ohio-state.aspx?path=whock
OSU: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/093016aaa.html
Video Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEBURMxEXs0

RECORD: 1-2

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RPI vs. Ohio State
Non-Conference Game - Houston Field House (Troy, NY)
10/1/16 - 3pm
OSU 2, RPI 0

BOX SCORES:
RPI: http://rpiathletics.com/boxscore.aspx?path=whock&id=5780
College Hockey Stats: http://collegehockeystats.net/1617/boxes/wosuren1.o01

RECAPS:
RPI: http://rpiathletics.com/news/2016/10/1/womens-ice-hockey-ohio-state-stymies-womens-hockey.aspx?path=whock
OSU: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/w-hockey/spec-rel/100116aaa.html
Video Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoICZQxsIA4

RECORD: 1-3

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Upcoming Schedule

Oct. 7 - at Robert Morris (7pm)
Oct. 8 - at Robert Morris (3pm)
Oct. 14 - UConn (6pm)
Oct. 15 - UConn (3pm)

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