RPI was nine seconds away from upsetting the No. 1 team in the country in its own barn on Thursday night, but Quinnipiac scored to send the game to overtime.

Chris Bradley and the Engineers tied Quinnipiac last night (RPI Athletics).

The game ended in a 2-2 tie but RPI still skated off with one crucial point. The Engineers are now 12-7-6 and 5-1-6 in ECAC play. RPI is in second place in the ECAC, behind the Bobcats.

Zach Schroeder got the scoring started for the Red and White with just over three minutes left in the first period, and RPI added a second goal five minutes into the second period to take a 2-0 lead.

But Seth Appert's club let the Bobcats back in it and Sam Anas scored with 9.1 seconds left in the game to tie the game at 2-2.

RPI was under .500 the last two seasons so this season has been a relief for the Engineers, who will play Union in the Mayor's Cup on Saturday night at the Times Union Center.