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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.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team picked up a satisfying victory on Wednesday night, a much-needed vote of confidence to prepare the team for its important matchup this Sunday.The Scarlet Knights (4-10-1, 0-7-0) took out Lafayette (2-12-0, 1-4-0) in front of their home crowd at Yurcak Field, in what was one of the best performances by the team this season.“It’s always good to get a win,” said head coach Dan Donigan.
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.
On a cold October night, the Rutgers women’s soccer team came out red hot but ultimately tied with conference rival No. 13 Penn State 0-0 in double overtime at Yurcak Field.From the first whistle on, the Scarlet Knights (9-2-4, 3-2-3) and the Nittany Lions (9-3-2, 5-1-2) were off to the races, trading shots and possession back and forth — including senior forward Colby Ciarrocca’s lefty shot from 15 yards out in the 23rd minute that hit the top of the crossbar.
Officially out of the Division I United Soccer Coaches top-25 rankings for the first time this season, the Rutgers women’s soccer team now has an even bigger chip on its shoulder as it gets ready to take on conference rival No. 13 Penn State Thursday night at Yurcak Field.
After back to back losses against Big Ten conference rivals, the Rutgers men’s soccer team looks to pick up a much-needed win at home this week against an in-state rival.The Scarlet Knights (2-9-1, 0-6-0) will host the NJIT Highlanders (7-4-2, 2-1-0) in Piscataway on Wednesday night, taking a small break from Big Ten play. This is the second in-state match of the year for Rutgers, going to Princeton two weeks ago and picking up a win on the road.
Nobody said it would be easy. After going 8-0-2 to start to the
season, the Rutgers women’s soccer team has come back to earth with a
record of 1-2-1 in its last four contests — most recently losing to Iowa
and drawing with Nebraska.For the first time this season the No.
23 Scarlet Knights (9-2-3, 3-2-2) failed to register a win on the road,
picking up only a single point over the weekend.
Coming off of a tough loss, the Rutgers men’s soccer team will travel
up north, where it will face off against its second straight Big Ten
opponent.The Scarlet Knights (2-8-1, 0-4-0) will travel up to Ann
Arbor, Mich., this weekend to face No. 23 Michigan (6-3-2, 3-1-1) on
Friday night at 7 p.m. Both teams are coming off matches against Big Ten
opponents, with both games having the away team capturing victory on
The Rutgers men’s soccer team corralled itself a new journeyman this season, when it brought goalkeeper Rafael Pereira up to New Jersey and Division I soccer with the Scarlet Knights.Pereira, a junior from Lisbon Portugal, started playing soccer when he was just seven years old, when he was in need of an extra after school activity to keep him occupied.Although Pereira started out as regular skill player, a year into his soccer career saw him switch to the goalkeeper position after his team needed a new goalkeeper during finishing drills.“I remember telling myself, “Well, why not give it a try,” because I had actually played goalie a few times with my classmates in school,” Pereira said.
After splitting its two home games against Minnesota and Wisconsin last weekend, the Rutgers women’s soccer team looks to avenge its first loss of the season as it travels to Iowa City to take on Iowa on Thursday and then Lincoln to face Nebraska on Sunday.The No. 23 Scarlet Knights (9-1-2, 3-1-1) head into the weekend tied for third in the Big Ten behind only Purdue and Ohio State.
Only a 30 minute drive from their hometown in Union, New Jersey, Rutgers University feels like a home away from home for Rutgers women’s soccer team standouts Adora and Nneka Moneme.
After a one game break from conference play, the Rutgers men’s soccer team will head on the road for its fourth Big Ten matchup of the season.The Scarlet Knights (1-6-1, 0-3-0) will travel up north to face Indiana (5-0-2, 1-0-2) this Friday night.
After a rough start to the first half of the season, the Rutgers men’s soccer team added another win to its season total and at a good time as well, as a conference foe approaches.The Scarlet Knights (2-7-1) will host their fellow Big Ten conference opponent Wisconsin (5-2-2, 2-1-0) this Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., after ending their five-game losing streak on Tuesday night.Rutgers traveled down to Princeton for the annual inter-state matchup, a tradition that now dates back 59 years.
Twenty-six seconds. That’s how long it took for the Rutgers women’s soccer team to break a 0-0 tie in overtime against No. 12 Wisconsin.In a battle of two top-20 programs, the No. 16 Scarlet Knights (9-1-2, 3-1-1) defeated the Badgers (8-3-1, 2-2-1) thanks to freshman forward Amirah Ali’s overtime heroics.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team failed to capitalize on some mid-season momentum this weekend, remaining winless in the Big Ten.The
Scarlet Knights (2-8-1, 0-5-0) played at home this past Sunday
afternoon, facing Wisconsin (6-2-2, 3-1-0) for the fifth time in four
years. A 1-0 halftime lead was not enough for Rutgers to hold onto, as
it fell behind in the second half and eventually fell, 3-2.
Another victory at last was earned but the Rutgers men’s soccer team on Tuesday night, when they faced an interstate rival on the road.The Scarlet Knights (2-7-1, 0-4-0) traveled down to Princeton (1-4-2, 0-0-0) to play in one of the biggest New Jersey rivalries the state has to offer.
Riding a rough five game losing streak, the Rutgers men’s soccer team hopes to shake off its rough start to the season in the upcoming inter-state matchup.The Scarlet Knights (1-7-1, 0-4-0) will take a short travel down south on Tuesday night, where they will face fellow New Jersey rival, Princeton (1-3-2, 0-0-0), to kick off the second half of the season.Tuesday night’s 7 p.m.
After both games over the weekend went to overtime, the Rutgers women’s soccer team came out alive, tying Northwestern 0-0 on Friday and winning a 2-1 thriller in Sunday’s bout against Illinois.
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