Bentley stuns RPI, 4-3, in overtime

Another loss for Engineers

Last year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute dominated Bentley in a season-opening 4-0 win. The Engineers outshot the Falcons, 45-16, and thoroughly controlled the play.

A year later, the Engineers could not give a repeat performance.

Jeff Gumaer scored his second goal of the game 1:44 into sudden-death overtime Saturday, lifting Bentley to a 4-3 non-conference victory over the Engineers, stunning a Homecoming sellout crowd of 4,780 at Houston Field House.

The fans were standing and cheering, hoping the Engineers could get their first win of the season. Instead, they fell to 0-3.

The last time RPI failed to win its first three games was in 2003-04, when it started 0-2-1. The Engineers haven’t lost their first three games since they opened the 1995-96 season 0-5.

“It was sloppy,” RPI coach Seth Appert said. “It was a letdown after how hard we played last night [in a 1-0 loss at New Hampshire].”

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