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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.
The Rutgers women’s cross country team is now ranked No. 15 in the NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings, by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Another pair of losses haunted the Rutgers volleyball team at the College Avenue Gym this past weekend as the Scarlet Knights (5-11, 0-4) failed to outperform Big Ten opponents Northwestern (11-5, 1-3) and Illinois (12-3, 3-1). All four of Rutgers’ conference matches this season have been straight set losses, and the Knights have now accumulated five consecutive losses.
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.
In the Netherlands, field hockey is a way of life. People start
playing at a young age, and this translates to massive success on the
international scale.The Dutch women’s field hockey team is
currently the top-ranked team in the world and has won three Olympic
gold medals and seven Field Hockey World Cups. More recently, many Dutch
players have been playing for collegiate teams in the United States and
are often the top players on a team.
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.
Due to a slow start, the Rutgers field hockey team found itself
behind early, and was unable to recover despite a late push. Even worse,
it may have lost a star player for an unknown amount of time.The No. 19 Scarlet Knights (7-4, 2-1) rallied against No. 10 Northwestern (8-4, 3-1) on Friday, but fell just short, losing 3-2.
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.