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With less than a 48-hour turnaround, Rutgers head women’s lacrosse coach Laura Brand-Sias was proud of the way the team handled adversity entering yesterday’s game against Connecticut. “The one thing I’m happy about is that they all hurt right now,” Brand Sias said Friday. “They are taking this to heart. … We have to take the positives out of it and bring it into Sunday.” Those positives were evident against UConn, as the Scarlet Knights defeated the Huskies, 14-5, earning their first Big East victory of the season after losing Friday to No. 6 Notre Dame.
Senior midfielder Brittany Davis scored three goals against Connecticut.
Senior attack Danielle Mascera recorded six assists this weekend in a pair of games against Connecticut and No. 6 Notre Dame.
The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team takes the RU Turf Field today with four straight wins and a Big East Honor Roll selection at its disposal. That still might not be enough for the Scarlet Knights to win their Big East opener, as the they host Notre Dame at 4 p.m. in the Fighting Irish’s first-ever visit to Piscataway. Notre Dame (7-0) enters the matchup with one Big East victory already under its belt from when the team beat Louisville last Saturday, 13-11.
Sophomore midfielder Lauren Sbrilli scored the game-winning goal last Saturday at Fairfield, where the Rutgers offense stalled early on before earning a double-overtime victory.
It took two overtime periods, but the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team captured its fourth straight victory Saturday, defeating Fairfield, 11-10. Sophomore midfielder Lauren Sbrilli scored the winning goal 44 seconds into the second overtime period, securing the Scarlet Knights’ fifth victory of the season. Head coach Laura Brand-Sias was happy to simply leave Connecticut on the winning end.
Sophomore midfielder Lauren Sbrilli handles the ball Wednesday in a win against St. Joseph’s. Sbrilli scored the game-winning goal Saturday at Fairfield, where the Knights overcame an early four-goal deficit for their fourth win in a row.
Junior midfielder Stephanie Anderson looks to pass Wednesday against St. Joseph’s. Anderson’s overtime goal put the Knights ahead before Fairfield forces a second overtime.
Despite a late charge from St. Joseph’s, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team held on long enough to emerge with an 8-7 victory last night against the Hawks at the RU Turf Field. With little more than five minutes remaining, the Scarlet Knights’ lead stood at four goals, but four minutes later, the Hawks cut the lead down to one. The St. Joe’s attack strategy was not quick-hitting, but rather deliberate, which helped lead to the late charge.
Junior midfielder Stephanie Anderson scans the field yesterday in Rutgers’ win.
Junior goalkeeper Lily Kalata outlasted a late surge last night, when the Knights raised their record above .500 with a win.
Saturday’s 13-7 win against Monmouth provided the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team with not only a satisfying second-half performance, but also a blueprint for today’s game against St. Joseph’s (4-4). Using Monmouth as a backdrop, head coach Laura Brand-Sias expects to follow a game plan similar to the one Monmouth used to edge St. Joe’s, 10-9, on Feb. 28 in Philadelphia.
The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team put together a timely three-goal run halfway through the first period Saturday, giving it a spark against in-state foe Monmouth in its 13-7 victory. But the two-goal lead at the break was not satisfying for head coach Laura Brand-Sias or the squad. “We were playing terribly,” said junior attack Annie McGinley of the team’s first half performance.
Junior attack Annie McGinley registered three goals and an assist Saturday in the Knights’ win against visiting Monmouth.
The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team continues to embrace the underdog role as it prepares for Saturday’s matchup against No. 7 Pennsylvania.Flying under the radar with an 0-2 record, the Scarlet Knights patched together their first complete game one week ago, handing No. 8 Princeton its first loss of the season.Now, with their sights set on the Quakers (1-1), the Knights (1-2) want to play spoiler once more.
To earn its first win of the season Wednesday, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team needed to hold Princeton’s attack long enough in the sudden victory period for the offense to strike. The defense held firm as sophomore midfielder Lauren Sbrilli netted the game-winner with 4:40 remaining in the second overtime period to cap the Scarlet Knights’ 11-10 upset win against the No. 8 Tigers.
Sophomore Lauren Sbrilli and two other midfielders combined for seven goals in the Knights’ upset of No. 8 Prinecton.
Regulation and two overtime periods were not enough to determine a winner last night, when the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team traveled to No. 8 Princeton. With more than 66 minutes of gameplay gone and sudden victory rules in effect, sophomore midfielder Lauren Sbrilli found the back of the net to lift the Scarlet Knights to an 11-10 victory against the Tigers. The goal was Sbrilli’s second consecutive on the night and third overall.
Sophomore Lauren Sbrilli scored the game-winner.
The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team hits the road for a three-game stretch today, hoping to leave behind its second-half struggles in Piscataway. Dropping their first two games against Temple and Cornell by one-goal margins, the Scarlet Knights (0-2) want a fresh start at Princeton. “We have to just shrug off the last two games,” said head coach Laura Brand-Sias. “They’re over and done with."