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Rutgers claimed its first dual victory inside the RAC this season, when it narrowly escaped the No. 24 Tar Heels (6-8, 0-0) by a score of 18-17 in front of 3,511 fans, giving it a 2-2 record at home. Prior to Friday night, the only home win for the Knights came in the home opener against Maryland at High Point Solutions Stadium.
The Knights let a 12-0 lead slip through their fingers as they ended up falling 23-15, losing six of the final seven duals.
Coming into the season, the Rutgers wrestling team had five ranked wrestlers — sophomore 125-pounder Nick Suriano, fifth-year senior 133-pounder Scott DelVecchio, fifth-year senior 157-pounder Richie Lewis, redshirt junior 174-pounder Jordan Pagano and fifth-year senior 184-pounder Nick Gravina.
If the Rutgers wrestling team has hopes of being in the top-5 by season’s end, matches like the one on Friday cannot happen again.
The No. 11 Scarlet Knights (3-1) lost 22-16 to Lock Haven (1-0) on Friday, suffering their first team loss of the season.
Head coach Chris Ash signed an updated contract that will keep him in Piscataway for five more years through 2022, according to NJ Advance Media. The contract replaces the five-year, $11 million deal agreed upon back in December 2015.
Four games into the 2017-2018 season and the Rutgers basketball team is 4-0 after another convincing win against CSU — this time over Coppin State.
It’s now win or go home for the Rutgers women’s soccer team — quite literally — as the team heads to Morgantown, West Virginia to take on the second-seeded Mountaineers Friday at 7 p.m. for a second-round matchup in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament.
With no dual meet on the line or team title at stake this weekend, the Rutgers wrestling team is gearing up to head to West Point, New York to partake in the Army Invitational starting Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Just like the weather that night, the Rutgers women’s soccer team started off cold in its eventual 3-1 victory against La Salle in the first round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament.
Almost two weeks since the team was eliminated by No. 10 Penn State (12-4-4, 6-2-3) — the eventual Big Ten Tournament champions — the No. 22 Scarlet Knights (12-2-5, 6-2-3) will face the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament champions La Salle (17-3-2, 9-0-1) in a rematch of the 2014 NCAA Tournament opening round.
After a breakout season last year for the Rutgers wrestling team,
junior 165-pounder John Van Brill is ready to prove it was not a fluke.Even
after his impressive 24-13 overall record last season, which included
an 11-4 record in dual matches as well as a 3-2 and 1-2 record in the
Big Ten and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournaments,
Van Brill still is not satisfied and is hungry for more this season.
The Rutgers wrestling team got off to a hot start as it rolled through Maryland, taking the Terrapins down by a score of 27-9 on Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium. From the onset, the energy exuberating through the stadium was all the No. 12 Scarlet Knights (1-0, 1-0) needed to get going.
The move from Penn State to Rutgers is never an easy one. The Scarlet Knights do not like the Nittany Lions and vice versa. It is that simple. But that is the move sophomore Nick Suriano is making this year for the Rutgers wrestling team.
For fifth-year senior Scott DelVecchio, this is it — his last year on the Rutgers wrestling team. So it makes sense he wants to make the most of it.
Unfortunately for the No. 25 Scarlet Knights (12-2-5, 6-2-3), the No. 11 Nittany Lions (10-4-4, 6-2-3) returned last year’s favor as they defeated Rutgers at Yurcak Field by a score of 4-3 in the penalty kick shootout.
The No. 25 Scarlet Knights (12-2-4, 6-2-3) will host the No. 11 Nittany Lions (10-4-3, 6-2-3) on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Yurcak Field almost a year to the day since an unranked No. 7 seeded Rutgers team upset then-No. 21 and conference-No. 2 seed Penn State 2-0 in University Park in the opening round.
With their 1-0 win over Michigan on Wednesday, the No. 25 Scarlet Knights (12-2-4, 6-2-3) padded their conference point total and now have 21 points in the Big Ten standings while simultaneously ending the Wolverines' (6-6-6, 3-5-3) season.
Sophomore forward Brittany LaPlant did it again as her late game heroics helped lift the Rutgers women’s soccer team over Indiana 1-0 on Saturday night in Bloomington.After netting the game winner against then-No. 12 Ohio State last weekend with her foot, LaPlant did so again six minutes into overtime against the Hoosiers (6-8-4, 2-5-3) this time with her head.
With two games left in the regular season, the Rutgers women’s soccer
team looks to climb up the Big Ten standings and lock up a postseason
spot as it travels to Bloomington, Indiana to take on the Hoosiers on
Saturday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.After a week on the outside
looking in for the first time this season, the No. 25 Scarlet Knights
(10-2-4, 4-2-3) snuck back into the Division I top-25 rankings this week
after collecting four points over the weekend with a tie against No. 9
Penn State and a win over No. 19 Ohio State.
The Rutgers women’s soccer team knew the importance of this weekend. It knew who it was facing and it knew where it stood in the Big Ten standings — and it was up for the challenge.After tying conference rival No. 13 Penn State (9-3-2, 5-1-2) 0-0 in double overtime on Thursday night, the Scarlet Knights (10-2-4, 4-2-3) came back out against No. 12 Ohio State (12-3-1, 7-2-0) on Sunday and held on for a 1-0 win.“We worked really hard and I think the challenge was to play a tough game on Thursday and then get up for another hard game on Sunday and I think that they did that,” said head coach Mike O’Neill.