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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.
Last Saturday, the Rutgers men’s soccer team concluded its season with a 2-1 loss to Michigan.
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.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team failed to garner any luck this season. The last game of the season proved to be no different on Saturday, as the Scarlet Knights' (1-13-2) fell to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament play-in-game by a score of 2-1. “I think that a lot of times it comes down to the luck,” said junior forward Dante Perez.
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.
Win or go home. That’s the motto for the Rutgers men’s soccer team heading into what could be their last game of the season.
When David Greczek first stepped foot in Piscataway, he knew it was where he wanted to spend his collegiate years playing the game he loves for the Rutgers men's soccer team.“When I went through the committing process and I came to Rutgers and I saw the campus, the coaching staff, the players (and) the facilities, I was just mesmerized by it," he said. "I thought it was a great fit to come here.
In a game where the Rutgers men’s soccer team trailed early and was tied up for some time and was outshot 22 to 11, the Scarlet Knights escaped Peoria, Illinois, with their first win of the season.“It was our last chance to get the win that we’ve so badly been wanting,” said head coach Dan Donigan.Rutgers (1-13-2, 0-6-2) continued its trend of allowing early goals by giving one up in the sixth minute.
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.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team plays its 16th and final regular season game Saturday night on the road in Peoria, Illinois.
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.
As fans filled the seats of Yurcak Field Tuesday night with their hot chocolate and winter coats for the pregame Senior Night ceremony before the Rutgers men’s soccer team hosted Columbia.
Tuesday marks Senior Night for the Rutgers men’s soccer team, but a more important issue looms larger.
After playing double-overtime against Big Ten rival Penn State, the Rutgers men’s soccer team suffered its most painful loss of the season.The Scarlet Knights (0-12-2) ended the match 3-2 and endured their 12th loss of the 2016 campaign.
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.
All hasn’t gone as planned for the Rutgers men’s soccer team this season. Last year at this point in the season the Scarlet Knights (0-11-2) were 8-4-1 and battling for the highest seed in the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
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 men’s soccer team lost its 11th game of the season Tuesday night to in-state rival NJIT by a score of 4-0.