Program-best season ends for RPI men’s soccer in Elite Eight

RPI loses to No. 1 Amherst

A program-best season concluded Sunday for RPI men’s soccer, which lost 3-1 to No. 1 Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III tournament.

Three different Amherst players scored in the first half, while RPI’s Austin Betterly — who had the game-winning goal in Saturday’s Sweet 16 overtime matchup with Messiah College — scored in the second half.

RPI had never played in a Sweet 16 before this year, and ended its season with a program-best mark for wins. Overall, RPI finished 16-3-4.

Sunday’s first half was played on a grass field, then the second half was played on a turf surface after the grass field was deemed unplayable due to rain. With the field change, halftime lasted for approximately an hour.

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