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On a partly sunny Friday afternoon in our nation’s capital, the Rutgers women’s soccer team saw its season come to an end via a 2-0 defeat at the hands of No. 5 Georgetown.The Scarlet Knights’ (12-5-6) loss in the second round of the NCAA tournament was not necessarily a surprising one due to their underdog status versus the Hoyas, but it was a touch disappointing for a squad that nearly won the Big Ten title.“I felt we were ready and up for the challenge, but we didn’t end up playing our best soccer,” said head coach Mike O’Neill.
The old proverb states "revenge is a dish best served cold," and the Rutgers women’s soccer team will have a vital opportunity to taste some sweet payback Friday when the team faces Georgetown in the second round of the NCAA tournament.The last time the two programs met was Sept.
Currently set to play in the second round of the NCAA tournament, known as the College Cup, the Rutgers women’s soccer team is flying high on all cylinders. The Scarlet Knights have accomplished a lot on their way to this point, as the team has accrued an impressive 12-4-6 overall record, including four wins, two losses, and five draws in conference action. Rutgers also notably reached the conference tournament championship game despite being ranked the seven seed going into the postseason. In order to achieve these feats, the Knights had to have exceptional performances from individual players all year long and while it was easy to observe that occur from a fan or coach’s point of view, it’s always extra special when others notice as well.At the culmination of the Big Ten regular season this year, the league office announced its postseason honors with Rutgers having six players recognized.Senior forward Madison Tiernan was named to the All-Big Ten second team and freshman midfielder Nicole Whitley was listed on the third team, while Whitley, Taylor Aylmer, and Amanda Visco earned spots on the All-Freshman Team.Senior defender Erin Smith, meanwhile, earned the highest honor of all the Knights by making it on the All-Big Ten first team.“It’s such a huge honor to be named on the first team,” said Smith.
The Rutgers women's soccer team defeated Harvard 3-0 Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Scarlet Knights face No. 2 seed Georgetown in the second round Friday.
After surprising many after reaching the Big Ten Championship — although unfortunately falling to Minnesota once there — the Rutgers women’s soccer team earned a home game in the NCAA tournament. Battling in an extremely competitive conference this year, the Scarlet Knights (11-4-6) have accrued four wins, two losses and five draws against Big Ten opponents.
After defeating two powerhouse programs to reach the Big Ten Tournament final for the second consecutive year, the Rutgers women’s soccer team lost in a heartbreaker to Minnesota.“I feel sorry for them, because I know how much they wanted to win this,” said head coach Mike O’Neill.
This entire season it has been the Rutgers women’s soccer team’s mindset to only worry about one game at a time — the one next on the schedule. Currently on the docket for the Scarlet Knights is a matchup with rival Northwestern in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
The Rutgers women’s soccer team put together a complete performance Sunday afternoon at Jeffrey Field in University Park, Pennsylvania, beating defending Big Ten champion Penn State by a score of 2-0.
After a crushing loss to Wisconsin Wednesday night, the Rutgers women’s soccer team fell to seventh place in the Big Ten standings. Fortunately for the Scarlet Knights, the top eight teams in the conference make the postseason tournament.
In a match where the Rutgers women’s soccer team entered the field hoping to earn a home Big Ten postseason game through a victory, the Scarlet Knights lost to Wisconsin by a score of 2-1 to conclude the regular season with a record of 9-3-6 overall and 4-2-5 in conference action. Meanwhile, the Badgers improve to 8-4-7 overall with the win and now own a Big Ten record of 5-2-4.They didn’t know it during the game, but the Knights wouldn’t have even locked up fourth place, which is the lowest seed that hosts a Big Ten tournament game, with a victory.Rutgers needed to defeat Wisconsin and have Michigan draw or lose to Indiana, but the Wolverines vanquished the Hoosiers by a score of 3-2.After the loss to Wisconsin, the Knights slide back into the seventh position in the conference standings, while the Badgers move up to fifth.Playing soccer in Madison is a difficult challenge for any team, but Rutgers seemed capable of defying the odds for at least the first half.Senior forward Erica Murphy put the Knights in the lead with her third goal of the season in the first half, putting her points total at 7 for the 2016 campaign.Those numbers are especially impressive for a substitute, but not quite as riveting as her score Wednesday night.In the 40th minute, there was a flurry of Wisconsin attempted clearances and Rutgers tries at goal until the chaos cleared at the foot of senior captain Madison Tiernan.
It all boils down to this for the Rutgers women’s soccer team, as it faces Wisconsin in Madison on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
On a night where the Rutgers women’s soccer team honored the nine members of its senior class, the Scarlet Knights played Nebraska to a scoreless draw Saturday night.Rutgers (9-2-6, 4-1-5) played its program record ninth overtime game of the season, failing to score throughout the 110 minutes of action.This was the team’s seventh overtime match in its last eight contests, which has had a cumulative effect on the fatigue of the Knights.
After playing five of its last six games on the road the Rutgers women’s soccer team is feeling like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, dreaming of coming home.
A tired team is a struggling team. Over the last seven games the Rutgers women’s soccer team has certainly expended a lot of energy, playing six matches into overtime. The Scarlet Knights are 2-1-4 in those last seven contests, bringing their overall record to 9-2-5 on the season including four wins, one loss and four draws in Big Ten action. Most recently Rutgers has battled against Penn State last Thursday night and Ohio State Sunday afternoon, drawing both in overtime.
The Rutgers women’s soccer team looks to return to its winning ways in a high-profile matchup against No. 16 Penn State 7:30 p.m.
Every successful team needs a star player it can count on in tough moments to step up and for the Rutgers women’s soccer team this season that player has been senior captain Madison Tiernan.With 19 points this season and 57 in her career, Tiernan is now ninth on the Scarlet Knights’ all-time scoring list.
The Rutgers women’s soccer team played Indiana to a 2-2 draw Sunday afternoon at Yeagley Field at Armstrong Stadium.Senior captains Madison Tiernan and Tori Prager scored early to put the Scarlet Knights (9-2-3) ahead, 2-0, but the Hoosiers (5-7-3) battled back.
In the 2016 edition of its annual Breast Cancer Awareness “Pink” game, the Rutgers women’s soccer team came through in the clutch, winning the match against Purdue by a score of 2-1 in overtime.
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Following its first instance of real Big Ten adversity this season, the Rutgers women’s soccer team had a bounce-back game versus Michigan State Sunday, winning the matchup by a score of 3-1.But the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) 19th ranked Scarlet Knights faced a hardship on Thursday night in second game of their road trip in the Great Lake State.Rutgers suffered a gut wrenching defeat at the hands of Michigan, losing 3-2 in double overtime.It was the only time that the Knights have allowed more than two goals in a match in all of 2016.After going through such a tough experience in Ann Arbor, Rutgers (8-2-2, 3-1-1) was looking forward to a chance at redemption in East Lansing.“The players responded so well from the opening whistle,” said head coach Mike O’Neill.