RPI Sweeps Union to Advance in ECAC Playoffs
In a demonstration that anything can happen in the ECAC playoffs, RPI beat Union two games in a row, to win their first round playoff series 2-0. These games were RPI's first two victories away from Houston Field House this season.
On Friday night, Vic Pereira and Kevin Croxton scored goals on breakaways and Nathan Marsters made 37 saves, en route to a 2-1 victory. The game was broadcast on several cable channels, including The YES Network in the New York Metropolitan Area.
On Saturday, Union had a 2-1 lead with about 10 minutes to go in the third period. But, they later gave up two shorthanded goals on a single power play, and lost the game 3-2 to RPI. Ben Barr scored both shorthanded goals-- the first two shorthanded goals for RPI this season. Nathan Marsters played another great game, finishing up with 29 saves.
As a result of the series victory against Union, the Engineers will face #2-ranked Cornell next weekend in a best-of-three series in Ithaca.