Before the Tigers entered the NCAA tournament, their chances certainly didn't look good on paper. Then again, paper never really was important to this tech-savvy team from RIT. Following a 2-1 victory over top-seeded Denver University, the RIT Tigers knocked down the New Hampshire University Wildcats in a convincing 6-2 win. The victory represents the highest athletic team accomplishment in school history. The Tigers will head to Detroit on Thursday, April 10, for a semi-final match against third seeded Wisconsin University.
The beginning of the game was locked in a 1-1 tie, which lasted through the first period. 13:23 into the second period, however, the floodgates were opened by Tyler Brenner, a second year Business major. Only 13 seconds after Brenner's goal, a close range goal was scored by Brent Alexin, a third year Packaging Sciences major. About a minute and a half later, at 14:47, another goal was scored by Stevan Matic, a fourth year Packaging Sciences major. Brenner virtually sealed the deal when he scored once again, for his second goal of the game in the third period. Final score: 6-2.
The Tigers' 12th consecutive victory will be celebrated tonight with a rally at the Sentinel at 1:30 a.m.