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The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team is red hot as of late, which is perfect timing, as it gets set to face off against a highly-ranked ivy league opponent this weekend.The Scarlet Knights (7-4, 1-1) are facing off against the Cornell Big Red (6-1, 3-0), the No. 10 ranked team in the nation, this Saturday afternoon in their third straight game in Piscataway.
Looking to rebound from it first loss of the season at the hands of Delaware, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will head to Baltimore for a Friday night contest against No. 13 Johns Hopkins (5-3) in what will be the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Coming into Tuesday night’s game winner of four of its last five games, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team continued its hot play in its second straight home game.The Scarlet Knights (7-4, 1-1) crushed Niagara (4-5) in one of Rutgers’ best games of the season.
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Taking a break from conference action, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team will continue its home-stand this Tuesday at High Point Solutions Stadium with a midweek game against Niagara.The Scarlet Knights (6-4, 1-1) will be facing a Purple Eagles (4-4, 1-0) team that will try and take out Rutgers on the road after playing two games in just three days.Rutgers comes into Tuesday night’s game winners of four of its last five and looking for even more, hoping to prove itself worthy of joining the NCAA rankings.The Knights played the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday in their first game of a four-game home stretch.
In another dominating performance this season, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team beat down on Ohio State and made it three straight victories against the visiting squad.The Scarlet Knights (6-4, 1-1) took on the Buckeyes (6-6, 0-2) at High Solutions Stadium last Friday, starting off a four-game home stand with a big win over their conference rival.The Knights have now beaten Ohio State three straight times, dating back to two overtimes wins, including a tough one in the first round of the 2016 Big Ten tournament.Although Rutgers won the initial draw control of the game, Ohio State struck first with the first goal just 2:17 into the game.“It starts from the draw, really fighting for draw control, which is such an important aspect of our game,” said head coach Laura Brand-Sias.
NEWARK, Del. -- It was a perfect day for lacrosse. But the Rutgers men's lacrosse team had anything but that.A lacrosse game is four quarters long, so when the No. 1 Scarlet Knights (8-1) only put together one good period, they set themselves up for a disappointing 13-9 at the hands of unranked Delaware (7-3).After senior midfielder Jeff George fired in a goal to open up the game, the Blue Hens came out with an intensity that Rutgers simply could not match.
Saturday marks the first time in history the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will take the field as the top-ranked team in the country.
Welcome to the third edition of the Rutgers Roundup.Due to a pause for Spring Break, this roundup will discuss the major events of the last two weeks, a frame of time chock full of historic milestones.
After a tough loss to their highest ranked opponent yet, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team hopes to bounce back this weekend in their second straight Big Ten matchup.The Scarlet Knights (5-4, 0,1) kick off a four-game home-stand this Friday night, where they will face off with another conference rival, the Ohio State Buckeyes (6-5, 0-1). Both the Scarlet Knights and the Buckeyes will try and pick up their first conference wins of the season.Friday’s matchup will be the fifth matchup between the teams in the last three seasons.
The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team saw its longest win streak of the season snapped this weekend, as they faced off against the No. 9/8 Penn State Nittany Lions in their first Big Ten match of the season.A red hot Scarlet Knights team (5-4, 0-1) traveled to University Park, Pennsylvania to take on the Nittany Lions (8-1, 1-0) on Saturday, riding a three game win streak, which included taking down No. 12 James Madison University and then defeating Manhattan College at home after the weather ended the game early and the Knights firmly in the lead.The Knights took down JMU 12-9, in Harrisonburg, Virginia for their best win of the season.
Week in and week out, the Rutgers men's lacrosse team has proven that last year's historic season was no fluke.In this week's Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, the Scarlet Knights (8-0) came in at the top spot, ahead of perennial power Notre Dame and fellow Big Ten teams Penn State and Ohio State.While Penn State (11) and Notre Dame (10) both received more first place votes than Rutgers (7), the Knights still found themselves with the top ranking, mainly due to strong wins against No. 8 Army and No. 13 Princeton.Rutgers is in the midst of a seven-day rest period before hitting the road for a contest at Delaware (x-x). That game will conclude the Knights' nonconference slate, and although there stands to be a great chance they finish 9-0, a brutal Big Ten schedule awaits them.As it stands now, every team in the Big Ten is ranked, with Rutgers' schedule starting off with a road test at No. 17 Johns Hopkins on March 31.
The Cup is coming home. For the first time since 2005, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team has beaten Princeton and claimed the Meistrell Cup as its own.
The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team was out for revenge on Friday night and got a whole lot more.The No. 8 Scarlet Knights (6-0) avenged last year’s 15-9 loss to now-No. 14 Stony Brook with a 17-4 thrashing of the Seawolves (5-1).When asked if the team had a revenge mindset after last year’s loss, junior defender Michael Rexrode summed it up about as concise as possible.“Aw heck yea,” he said.This year’s senior class had played Stony Brook three times going into Saturday night’s game and had lost all three.
He emerged from the mat, some weight of expectations off his back if only for the moment he took to take in the scenes.
After putting up a solid performance against the No. 10 team in the country and then picking up the first overtime win of the season a few days later, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team looks to keep the good times rolling this weekend.The Scarlet Knights (3-3) will face the No. 12 James Madison University Dukes (5-2) this Saturday, March 11, at 1p.m.
For the second consecutive game, nationally ranked team will step into High Point Solutions Stadium and for the second consecutive game, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team will look to send the visitors home with a loss.The No. 8 Scarlet Knights (5-0) welcome No. 14 Stony Brook (5-0) to Piscataway on Friday night in what was once supposed to be a rivalry game turned into a Seawolf-dominated series, with Stony Brook having beaten Rutgers every year since the 2013 season, the year the two teams began scheduling each other for annual contests.This year is different, though, as the Knights are at their highest ranking since 2004 and are playing at home, a place they haven’t lost since 2015, winning 11 straight.“I don’t know if it’s so much this place as it is how much pride they have in putting on these white jerseys,” said head coach Brian Brecht.
If you combined the intensity of last week’s game and the game this past weekend, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team have been involved in some of the most thrilling matches of the year so far.After going down to the wire with Penn, which saw the Scarlet Knights (3-3) bring a five-goal deficit to one with over six minutes remaining to play, the Knights defeated the Drexel Dragons (3-2) on the road in overtime, winning 9-8 on a sudden death goal.Although Rutgers ultimately lost their game to No. 10 Penn, they took that second half momentum used it as fuel to grind out a win against the Dragons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this past Saturday.“It wasn’t the prettiest game” said head coach Laura Brand-Sias, “it wasn’t something where the ball was bouncing in our favor as much as we would like, but we did continue to fight and it is a huge thing to walk away with a W, especially in overtime.”Drexel got on the board first, scoring less than two minutes into the game, but Rutgers responded, scoring back to back unassisted goals thanks to freshman midfielder Samantha Budd and junior midfielder Paige Paratore.The Dragons quickly tied up the game, scoring less again in less than two minutes, bringing the score to 2-2, with 19:29 remaining in the first half.
The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team has numerous established players all across the field that have stepped up and made big plays in their careers.
After a tough loss on Wednesday to the No. 10 team in the nation, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team looks to get back in the win column this weekend, as they head back out on the road after the one game home stand.The Scarlet Knights (2-3) will head out to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Drexel Dragons (3-1) this Saturday, March 4 at Vidas Field.