July 21, 2019 | 83° F

Mounting injuries plague RU

While the Rutgers women's soccer team managed to escape the weekend largely unscathed record-wise, the Scarlet Knights took a huge hit to their roster with an injury to fifth-year senior midfielder Karla Schacher.

The captain tore her ACL during a collision with Loyola Marymount's goalkeeper during the Knights' 2-1 victory on Friday and will miss the rest of the season.

"The loss of Karla was huge," said head coach Glenn Crooks. "She was in the hospital until 4 a.m. Monday morning with our trainer. The news was not good, but we sensed it at the field. There was a doctor on the field and he did all the tests. She was in a lot of out."

Sophomore forward Jonelle Filigno sustained an injury of her own in Friday's contest, spraining her knee early on in the action.

According to Filigno, the injury will not keep her sidelined long, but she did admit to being initially frightened.

The Mississauga, Canada, native was forced to use a medical redshirt during her freshman year after tearing her ACL in a scrimmage against Montreal.

"It's just a sprain under my kneecap and I was really worried, so I didn't risk it," she

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