Rensselaer 3 Hamilton 0
October 30, 1996
Rensselaer, ranked 23rd in the nation in Division III, scored three second-half goals to blank Hamilton. The Engineers had the wind at their backs in the second stanza and the strong breeze played a factor in all three scores. The first came with 41:08 remaining as Aaron Crews scored on a corner kick that hit the post and two Hamilton players before finally crossing the goaline. Andrey Oks scored off another corner from Crews at 31:52. Rensselaer put the game away at 8:25 as goalkeeper Brian Dauskurdas launched the ball across nearly three-quarters of the field to Karl Schult, who beat Hamilton keeper Brian Barker with a low blast. Barker finished with seven saves for the Continentals, while Dauskurdas made three stops for Rensselaer.