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With its first two tests away from home over the weekend in the books, the Rutgers women’s soccer team comes back home still not having allowed a goal this season.The No. 14 Scarlet Knights (6-0-1) kicked off their weekend by blanking George Mason 2-0 Friday night at George Mason Stadium - the team’s sixth straight shutout win to start the season.
Amidst its best start of the season since 2015 when it went to the College Cup for the first time in school history, the Rutgers women’s soccer team will take its 5-0 record on the road this weekend to take on George Mason and Georgetown.The No. 14 Scarlet Knights (5-0) continue to climb in the rankings after finishing 25th at the end of last year and cracking the top 25 at the start of this season at 21.
The Rutgers women's soccer team got the 2017 season starting with a bang, defeating Loyola Marymount by a score of X-X at Yurcak Field on Friday afternoon.A familiar face was back in between the pipes for the No. 21 Scarlet Knights, as junior Casey Murphy returned to the team after spending the 2016 season playing for the United States U-20 Women's National Team.
Jason Wright, the top goalscorer for the Rutgers men's soccer team each of the last two seasons, has left the program, head coach Dan Donigan confirmed.
Former Rutgers goalkeeper David Greczek will be playing within the Sporting Kansas City organization next season after the Major League Soccer club selected him 58th overall in the 2017 MLS Superdraft Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Last Saturday, the Rutgers men’s soccer team concluded its season with a 2-1 loss to Michigan.
For the fifth consecutive season, the Rutgers women's soccer team is going dancing.The Scarlet Knights (11-4-6, 4-2-5) will have a chance to build on their first ever College Cup appearance last season after receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Monday. They’ll open their fifth consecutive appearance in the tournament by hosting Harvard Saturday night at 5 p.m.“I was so excited for our team,” said senior midfielder Tori Prager moments after seeing Rutgers come up on the big screen at an NCAA Division I Tournament Selection Show watch party, held for the team at the Brown Recruiting Pavilion.
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.
When David Greczek first stepped foot in Piscataway, he knew it was where he wanted to spend his collegiate years playing the game he loves for the Rutgers men's soccer team.“When I went through the committing process and I came to Rutgers and I saw the campus, the coaching staff, the players (and) the facilities, I was just mesmerized by it," he said. "I thought it was a great fit to come here.
In a game where the Rutgers men’s soccer team trailed early and was tied up for some time and was outshot 22 to 11, the Scarlet Knights escaped Peoria, Illinois, with their first win of the season.“It was our last chance to get the win that we’ve so badly been wanting,” said head coach Dan Donigan.Rutgers (1-13-2, 0-6-2) continued its trend of allowing early goals by giving one up in the sixth minute.
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.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team plays its 16th and final regular season game Saturday night on the road in Peoria, Illinois.
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.