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Hockey: Rivals too focused on present to worry about past

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
For the fans of the Union and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hockey teams, the Jan. 25 Mayor’s Cup postgame brawl between the two clubs will never be forgotten.
But the players on both sides have moved past what happened nine months ago. They have too much to worry about this season, like correcting mistakes and trying to find goal scoring.
 

Field hockey: Danes no longer relying just on defense

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
After mixing international standouts with local stars, University at Albany field hockey coach Phil Sykes knows he has another winner on his hands.
Now in his 11th season, Sykes has guided the Great Danes to three of the last six America East Conference titles (2008, 2010 and 2012) and three NCAA tournament berths. Heading into this campaign, he owned a solid 125-94 overall record, including a 35-16 conference mark, but despite a demanding schedule, this year’s Great Danes (15-2) have already clinched at least a share of the league crown and are ranked 12th in the nation.
 

Hockey: ECAC sees no need for extra precautions

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014
The events that occurred between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Union at the end of last season’s Mayor’s Cup won’t affect how ECAC Hockey views this weekend’s series between the Route 7 rivals.
 
Coaching just part of coach’s job these days
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Coaching just part of coach’s job these days

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
A college coach’s job is to win. A college coach’s job is to mold teens and 20-somethings in and out of the classroom. A college coach’s job is to hand out coffee to commuters.
 

College Hockey: No animosity between Appert, Bennett

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
ustomers who arrived at the Dunkin’ Donuts store on Troy-Schenectady Road in Latham on Wednesday morning to get a coffee or a doughnut had to do a double take. Was that really Union hockey coach Rick Bennett and his counterpart at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Seth Appert, filling orders for them? Weren’t these the same two coaches who nearly came to blows at the end of last January’s Mayor’s Cup game at the Times Union Center?
 

College Field Hockey: Freshman Hanks an instant contributor

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

The first time Maryland freshman Carrie Hanks saw her name flashed up on the scoreboard as starting lineups were announced, it didn’t go to her head. It went to her stomach.
 

Hockey: Former teammates now on opposite sides

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
As teammates with the Toronto Lakeshore Patriots, forward Kevin Shier and defenseman Mike Prapavessis led the squad to two championships and a berth in the Royal Bank Cup, the Canadian Junior “A” national tournament.
This weekend, Shier and Prapavessis will put aside the friendship and the memories they made with the Patriots.
 

Basketball: Broadhead glad long layoff is over

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Former Scotia-Glenville basketball standout Cassie Broadhead never realized how much she missed the sport.
 
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College Hockey: Specialty teams sink RPI

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute lost the battle of specialty teams on Saturday night at Houston Field House, dropping a 4-0 non-conference decision to Bentley.
 
Union vs. St. Cloud State: Luck runs out for Dutchmen
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Union vs. St. Cloud State: Luck runs out for Dutchmen

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Even though Union won its first five games this season, the defending NCAA champions knew that they were escaping some bad play. But on Saturday night against St. Cloud State, the Dutchmen’s luck finally ran out in the final contest of their two-game series. The second-ranked Dutchmen played one of their worst games in a long time, and saw three streaks end in their 3-2 loss to the No. 9 Huskies before a standing-room-only crowd of 2,391 at Messa Rink.
 
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Area College Football: Union wins, 16-14

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
Junior kicker David Pope nailed three field goals, and senior running back Darnel Thomas rushed for 145 yards to lead Union College to a 16-14 Liberty League victory over the University of Rochester Saturday at Frank Bailey Field.
 
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FINAL: St. Cloud State 3, Union 2

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Second game of weekend series.
 

Hockey: Falcons spoil Engineeers' home opener

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Bentley goalie Gabe Antoni made 18 saves, and Max French and Kyle Schmidt each scored empty-net goals to ice the game as the Falcons spoiled Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s home opener with a 5-2 non-conference victory at Houston Field House Friday night.
 

Football: Union relying on young QBs

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Union College freshman quarterback Dante Cioffi is hoping history repeats itself today.
 
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Hockey: Dutchmen win fifth straight, 5-1

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Union goalie Colin Stevens could have thrown a fit when he saw his bid for a shutout against St. Cloud State end with 4.5 seconds left in the game.
 
 

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