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RPI, Lange Hand Army Home Loss

Engineers Reach .500 after Impressive 3-1 Win; Homecoming Game Today

Albany Times Union, October 20, 2007

Three different players scored and goaltender Mathias Lange turned back 39 shots to earn his first win of the season in RPI's 3-1 nonconference victory over Army on Friday at Tate Rink in West Point.

Lange was pressed hard by the Black Knights' (0-3) offense, which took 31 shots over the first two periods, including Luke Flicek's first goal of the season during a power-play opportunity midway through the first session.

"We had a strong game from our goaltender," said RPI coach Seth Appert. "They threw shots at him and he made a few big saves for us. This was their home opener and we knew they were going to play hard. They were in our face all night long."

Despite being outshot by Army, 40-22, the Engineers (2-2) managed to score a goal in each period. Andrei Uryadov started RPI's run with his backhand shot 2 minutes, 41 seconds into the game.

Matt Angers-Goulet scored the go-ahead goal off an assist from Paul Kerins and Bryan Brutlag at 14:37 of the second period. Kerins won the battle for the puck and added the insurance goal with 2:39 left in the game.

After an aggressive game from the Black Knights, the Engineers are back at the Houston Field House on Saturday for a homecoming game starting at 7 p.m.