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RIT Athletics Notes - Oct. 20

by Wade Holdraker
October 20, 2014

Hot Tickets – Women’s Soccer – RIT vs. Union, Saturday, Oct. 25, 3 p.m.  – Tiger Stadium

On Saturday, RIT hosts Union in a crucial Liberty League contest that the Tigers need to win to keep pace in the league standings. The Tigers (6-3-5) are in a four-way tie for third place in the league standings with Union, who enters with a 9-3-2 overall mark. It is senior day for the Tigers, who will honor their five seniors before the start of the game.

Men’s Hockey (1-2-0, 0-0-0 AHA) – RIT fell to No. 7 Boston College by a score of 6-2 on Saturday in its annual appearance at sold out Blue Cross Arena (10,556) in downtown Rochester as part of the university’s Brick City Homecoming and Weekend. Todd Skirving and Matt Garbowsky scored for the Tigers, while Mike Rotolo made 28 saves. Brady Norrish recorded his first collegiate point, as RIT is now 11-16-2 all-time against teams ranked in the USCHO.com national top-20 poll. It is the fifth straight season the game at Blue Cross Arena sold out, this time four days in advance. RIT is now 6-10-1 all-time at Blue Cross Arena in the Division I era and 2-5-1 in homecoming contests downtown. This weekend, RIT opens Atlantic Hockey Association play by heading out to Air Force for its only two contests against the Falcons this season. Air Force leads the all-time series between the two schools, 21-16-3. Since the start of the 2005-06 season, RIT is 13-19-3 against Air Force. In seven trips to Air Force since 2005, the Tigers are 0-9 on the first night or lone game of the weekend series and 3-11-2 overall. RIT is much better on the second night at Cadet Ice Arena, now with a 3-2-2 mark. RIT has an impeccable 127-64-29 mark in AHA play since joining the league at the start of the 2006-07 season.

Women’s Hockey (3-2-1, 0-0-0 CHA) – The Tigers (3-2-1) split a pair of non-conference road contests last weekend at Vermont, falling 2-1 on Saturday, while winning 2-0 on Sunday. On Saturday, Lindsay Grigg scored RIT’s lone goal, as RIT squandered a third period lead in a loss for the first time in nearly a year, ironically enough against next weekend’s opponent, Brown. On Saturday, Celeste Brown and Kolbee McCrea scored, while Ali Binnington made 27 saves to record her second shutout of the season and 16th of her collegiate career.  The senior goaltender is now third nationally this season with a .968 save percentage and fourth with a 0.81 goals against average. The win on Sunday was her 40th career victory, tying her with former teammate Laura Chamberlain for third all-time at RIT. Binnington has a 10-2 mark and an incredible 0.76 goals against average and .973 save percentage, having allowed just 10 goals and stopping 356 shots over her last 12 starts dating back to last season. Binnington is 88 saves and 171 minutes played shy of setting the school records in both categories. Defensively, RIT is second nationally, allowing just six goals in six games, or 1.00 per contest. The Tigers are back on the road this weekend, traveling to face Brown University of the ECAC on Friday and Saturday. RIT is 6-6-1 all-time against Brown, 3-1-0 at the Division I level. Last season, the two teams split a pair of one-goal games at RIT’s Ritter Arena.

Men’s Soccer (4-10-1, 2-2-0 Liberty League) – None

Women’s Soccer (6-3-5, 2-2-2 Liberty League) – The Tigers are currently in a four-way tie for fourth in the Liberty League standings and have a crucial contest against Union coming up on Saturday at 3. The Tigers and Dutchwomen are tied for third in the standings with eight points each.

Volleyball (17-11, 6-2 Liberty League) – Sophomore Sarah Szybist was named the Liberty League Player of the Week for the third time on Monday. Szybist hit .324 with 105 kills (5.9/set) to go along with 28 digs (1.6/set) and 10 blocks (0.6/set) in a 4-1 week for the Tigers. On Friday, Szybist became the 14th player (and fastest) in the history of RIT volleyball to amass 1,000 career kills in a win over Vassar. She tied a season-high with 27 kills to go along with nine digs in the match. On Saturday, Szybist hit an astounding .595 with 24 kills in a four-set win over Union. She then followed that up by recording 27 kills and hitting .377 in a three-set win over Skidmore. Szybist has 500 kills this season and 1,090 in her RIT career.

Women’s Cross Country – The Tigers are currently ranked No. 20 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll. The Tigers are also ranked No. 5 in the Atlantic Region rankings. RIT competes at the NYSCTC Championships hosted by St. John Fisher on Satutrday.

Men’s Cross Country – Senior Matt Giannino (CBA) was named the Liberty League Runner of the Week for the third time in 2014. Giannino finished first out of 279 runners, as the RIT men's cross country team placed 15th overall out of 34 teams at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble on Saturday morning. Giannino continued his incredible start to the season, finishing the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:17.2. He had a mile rate of 5:06 in defeating 278 other runners. Giannino defeated second place Nathan Rosenberg of Ohio Northern by nearly 11 seconds to win for the third time this season. RIT competes at the NYSCTC Championships hosted by St. John Fisher on Satutrday.

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