Posted by Skidmore Athletics
SARATOGA SPRINGS - Rensselaer kept its Liberty League men's soccer playoff hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Skidmore College, Wednesday night at Wachenheim Field.
The loss drops the Thoroughbreds to 1-4-1 in Liberty League play and 5-10-1 overall. RPI is 2-3-2 and 6-4-3.
Julian Coy got the Engineers on the board first with his second goal of the season at 22:40. The play started when Will Mignon moved past two Skidmore defenders for a breakaway, but Thoroughbred goalie Nick Peterson '12 was able to come out to make the initial save. Coy then put the rebound home for the 1-0 lead.
Adam Updegrove added an insurance goal for RPI with 3:41 to play in the game. He gained possession in the midfield, made two quick moves and found the net from 23 yards out.
Skidmore was whistled for 18 fouls to six for the Engineers. RPI had a 16-9 shot advantage, including a 12-2 difference in the first half.
Peterson finished with seven saves, while Rob Dewald had one save in net for his third shutout of the season.
Skidmore will host Clarkson at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Rensselaer is at Bard at 2 p.m. on Saturday.