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RIT Athletics Preview: March 14-20

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MEN’S HOCKEY (18-15-4)
Freshman forward Carter Wilkie and senior defenseman Dan Willett broke a third-period tie with back-to-back goals to lead the Tigers to a 3-1 win in game three of the Atlantic Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals. Fourth-seeded RIT won the series, 2-1, and advances to play sixth-seeded Air Force next Friday (March 18) in the semifinals.
 
Senior forward Kobe Walker tied the score with 3:01 left in the second period. Walker poked a short rebound through Sacred Heart goalie Justin Robbins’ pads. Wilkie gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead on his goal early in the third period, and Willett made it 3-1 on his goal with 2:44 remaining in regulation. Freshman goalie Tommy Scarfone made 30 stops to earn the win.
 
RIT advanced to the Atlantic Hockey Tournament semifinals for the ninth time where they own a 5-3 record. The Tigers will be in the hunt for their fourth conference title after winning championships in 2010, 2015 and 2016.
 
RIT split its pair of games at Air Force on the final weekend of the regular season, earning a 3-2 OT victory before falling, 1-0, in OT (Feb. 25-26).
 
RIT v. Air Force – Friday, March 18 – 7:35 P.M. (Utica, N.Y.)
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MEN’S LACROSSE (5-0)

Senior attack Quinn Commandant scored five goals to lead No. 1 RIT to a 12-6 win at No. 19 Ursinus, Sunday. Freshman Clifford Gaston tallied three goals and two assists, while senior Ryan Barnable finished with two goals and two assists. Senior goalie Drew Hutchison made 15 saves in net to improve to 5-0 on the season.

 

Senior Marley Angus and junior Luke Pilcher each scored three goals to lead the Tigers to a 14-11 win at No. 20 Stevens, Thursday. Pilcher had three assists, while senior Spencer Bell, Commandant and Barnable each tallied two goals. Hutchison made eight saves in net for the win.

 

RIT, ranked No. 1 in this week’s USILA Division III Coach’s Poll, is scheduled to return to action on Saturday (March 19) at Ohio Wesleyan.

 

RIT at Ohio Wesleyan – Saturday, March 19 – 1:00 P.M.

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WOMEN’S LACROSSE (1-3)

Senior McKenna Joint and junior Baylee West each scored three goals in RIT’s 15-8 loss at Colorado College, Wednesday. Freshman goalie Linda Nutter made eight saves.

 

Senior Colette Rigas tallied the Tigers lone goal in the Tigers 19-1 loss against Pomona Pitzer, Sunday. Nutter made three saves, while junior Victoria Rea made six saves.

 

RIT is scheduled to return to action on Wednesday (March 16) at Rochester and home against Clarkson on Saturday (March 19).

 

RIT at Rochester – Wednesday, March 16 – 4:00 P.M.

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RIT vs. Clarkson – Saturday, March 19 – 12:00 P.M.

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BASEBALL (8-2)

RIT went 6-1 at the Russmat Central Florida Invitational last week. Sophomore Nate Kistler finished last week with 4 hits from 10 AB with 1 run and 1 BB. In the field, Kistler had 1 PO with 8 assists. Freshman Christopher Colella had 4 hits (including 2 doubles), 4 RBI, 1 run, 2 SF with 8 at-bats. In the field, he had 5 PO, 5 Asst., 1 DP with 1 error.

 

Baseball hosts St. John Fisher on Wednesday (March 16) and plays at Oneonta on Saturday (March 19).

 

RIT v. St. John Fisher – Wednesday, March 16 – 3:00 PM

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RIT at Oneonta – Saturday, March 19 – 12/3:00 P.M.

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MEN TENNIS (4-3)

RIT returns to action on Tuesday (March 15) against Houghton College at the Gordon Field House on the campus of RIT.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

RIT freshman Anna Peshenko will compete at the 2022 NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, March 16-19 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN.  Peshenko will compete in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events as well as the 400 individual medley. 

  

Peshenko is seeded 27th in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.58), 30th in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.96), and 33rd in the 400 IM (4:32.20). She was named the Liberty League Championship Swimmer of the Year after winning all three events at the conference championship meet two weeks ago while leading the Tigers to second place for the team’s highest finish in program history. 

 

Peshenko is the sixth swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Baretela’s tenure at RIT. Junior KhaVy Sangasy (100 and 200 breaststroke) and Sedera Zbranak (second, 100 backstroke) earned All-American honors in 2020 and 2019, respectively. Zbranak, Amy Adams, Olivia Phillips and Alicia Shenal competed in three relays in 2019.

NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships – March 16-19

NCAA Championship Webpage

 

 

Be sure to check out www.ritathletics.com for all the current updates and schedule information.

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