RPI Sweeps Union in Home-at-Home Series
The Engineers men's hockey team emphatically beat Union College in a home-at-home series this weekend.
On Friday night, Kirk MacDonald scored two goals in the first period to launch RPI to an "easy" 5-1 victory. Matt McNeely, Kevin Broad, and Kevin Croxton scored the other three goals for Rensselaer. Nathan Marsters made 21 saves to earn the win.
Between the second and third period, President Shirley Jackson addressed the Houston Field House crowd to thank them for supporting the school in its effort to fight NCAA Proposition 65. This was the last home game before the proposition comes to a vote.
On Saturday night, RPI travelled to Schenectady and beat Union 3-1 before a standing-room-only crowd at the Achilles Center. With this defeat, Union has now gone 10 consecutive games without a victory (0-9-1).
Scott Romfro, Kevin Croxton, and Ryan Shields scored the goals for Rensselaer. Nathan Marsters made 27 saves for another victory.
RPI's record now stands at 6-3-1 ECAC, 11-8-2 overall, good for third place in the ECAC.