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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Bear Bryant, a Hall of Fame football coach for Alabama, once said, “offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships.”Trophies and champagne will be flowing to the Rutgers women's soccer team if Bryant’s saying is true.The Scarlet Knights’ (7-1-2, 2-0-1) defense has been nothing short of spectacular this season with seven shutouts in 10 games.Rutgers has not allowed a goal in six consecutive matches, a stretch that includes a streak of more than 200 minutes without conceding a shot on goal.The back line of freshmen Chantelle Swaby and Amanda Visco, sophomore Kenie Wright and senior captain Erin Smith has been able to maintain the level of last season's team despite having little time to build chemistry.After making it all the way to the College Cup — the soccer version of the NCAA Tournament Final Four — last year, the Knights had to rebound quickly after the loss of many seniors that made up the nucleus of the team.Visco and Swaby have stepped in beautifully and have Rutgers right back where it expects to be — competing for a Big Ten championship.“We have high expectations as a unit,” Visco said.
The No. 19 Rutgers women’s soccer team hosted and defeated Big Ten foe Maryland 1-0 in each team’s first conference game at Yurcak Field on Friday night.The Scarlet Knights (6-1-1) and the Terrapins (2-6-1) had split the last two meetings as league opponents going into the match, but after the victory, the Knights are now 3-6-1 all-time against Maryland.