Maguire Leads RPI Comeback in One-Goal Win vs. Williams

TROY, N.Y. Junior Shannon Maguire scored a game-high five goals to lead RPI to a 13-12 come-from-behind victory over Williams, this evening in non-league action. With the win the Engineers improve to 10-0, while the Ephs drop to 4-7.

After a back and forth start to the contest, Williams scored the last three goals of the first half to break a 4-4 tie. Junior Sam Weinstein (Marblehead, MA/Deerfield Academy), freshman Lilly Wellenbach (West Bath, ME/North Yarmouth Academy) and sophomore Emily Jablonski (Madison, CT/Daniel Hand) all tallied for the visitors, who took a 7-4 lead to the break.

The Ephs pushed their lead to four goals on two occasions, including 10-6, before the Engineers mounted their comeback, scoring four straight to even the game at 10-all. During the comeback, RPI junior goaltender Allie Arnal (Lakewood, NY/Phillips Exeter Academy) made her biggest save of the night, denying Williams' Jablonski on a breakaway.

Williams regained the lead (11-10) on senior Kaitlin Ellis' third of the game, with 9:12 left in regulation. She swatted in a shot after the Engineers turned the ball over in their defensive end.

Maguire (Randolph, NJ/Randolph) then netted back to back goals, to give RPI its first lead of the contest with 4:47 to play. The second tally which was assisted on by sophomore Meg Colitz (East Greenwich, RI/LaSalle Academy) was Maguire's fifth of the contest and 22nd of the season.

Ellis came right back for the Ephs to tie the game at 12-12 with 4:37 on the clock.

A free-position tally from Engineers' sophomore Michelle Denny (Lusby, MD/Patuxent) turned into the game-winner as RPI was able to on over the final 3:54.

Rensselaer is back in action this weekend, when it hosts Union and William Smith on Friday (4:00 pm) and Saturday (2:00 pm), respectively. Williams visits Colby on Saturday (6:30 pm).

2012-04-10



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