Weekend of Mixed Results for Engineers Is Still An Improvement
The Engineers recovered from a heartbreaking loss at Union on Wednesday night to win and tie in their two-game homestand against Bowling Green.
On Wednesday, RPI squandered three two-goal leads only to lose 5-4. The game winning goal involved a controversial call where goaltender Nathan Marsters made the save, only to be beaten by a quirky rebound off a Union player.
While Wednesday's loss was devastating, many fans were looking toward the weekend of non-conference games for a rebound. Friday night's game was our first win since the Holiday Tournament and came in convincing fashion. Head coach Dan Fridgen started third-string goaltender James Palmer in what was apparently an effort to give the senior a start before he graduates in May. Matt Murley, Marc Cavosie, and Andy McPherson got the goals in a 3-0 shutout of the Falcons.
Saturday's game was much tougher, resulting in a 2-2 tie. Throughout the game, RPI had the upper hand, but a Bowling Green goal late in the 3rd tied things up.
The Engineers spend the next two weekends playing Vermont and Dartmouth. Both teams have been playing well lately, which will present a challenge. Hopefully the Engineers can get six points from the two weekends and work toward making the playoffs. Due to Vermont's win against Clarkson on Saturday, the Engineers (2-6-2 ECAC) are currently in last place in the ECAC.