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For the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team, to say its season has had its fair share of ups and downs is putting it lightly. The Scarlet Knights (7-7, 1-3) have experienced a three-game losing streak, a three-game winning streak and a back-and-forth fight in their last three games, going 1-2 in that stretch. With the season coming down to the final three games, a renewed emphasis has been placed on team unity and focus in order to make the Big East Tournament.
Head coach Laura Brand-Sias said RU must stay mentally tough if the Knights are to qualify for the Big East Tournament.
Senior defender Chelsea Intrabartola has started in all 14 matches for Rutgers.
In a key Big East matchup against longtime rival Georgetown, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team fell yesterday, 15-10, at High Point Solutions Stadium. The Hoyas (6-7, 3-1) controlled the game early on, as the Scarlet Knights (7-7, 1-3) tried to come back multiple times in the contest. Georgetown jumped out to a 5-0 lead to start the game. The Knights first score did not come until 15:54 in the first half from junior midfielder Lauren Sbrilli.
Junior midfielder Lauren Sbrilli makes a pass. Sbrilli led Rutgers with five goals.
Sophomore attacker Kim Kolodny runs at the defense in Rutgers’ loss. Kolodny scored two goals, second highest on the team.
After dropping its last two contests, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team has to get on the right track. For their next game today against Marquette (5-6, 1-1) at High Point Solutions Stadium, the Scarlet Knights (6-6, 0-2) know they must pull out a win if they hope to stay alive for a Big East Tournament berth. The Knights are currently at the bottom of the standings in the Big East, with a two-game deficit to climb out of.
Sophomore attacker Kristen Kocher registered a team-high five points in the Knights’ last game versus UConn.
As the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team moves into the heart of its Big East schedule, the Scarlet Knights prepare for their next opponent, Marquette.For one Knight, going through a normal week of preparation is a luxury that was not available to her last season. Sophomore attacker Kristen Kocher was forced to redshirt last season after suffering a torn ACL during preseason. She underwent a difficult rehabilitation for her knee injury.
In a tight game that came down to the final seconds, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team fell to Connecticut on Saturday night at High Point Solutions Stadium, 12-11. In their first overtime game of the season, the Scarlet Knights (6-6, 0-2) could not come up with the pivotal goal in the overtime period to defeat UConn (7-4, 2-0).
Following a disappointing loss to Villanova in its conference-play opener, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team aims to rebound in a big way tomorrow night against Connecticut at High Point Solutions Stadium. The Scarlet Knights (6-5, 0-1) placed a large emphasis on performing well in its conference schedule. Defeating the Huskies (6-4, 1-0) would obviously increase the Knights’ chances of making the Big East Tournament.
Senior defender Sara Mahon is one of several players on Rutgers’ backline that will be looking to perform better against UConn in Big East Play. The Knights conceded 14 goals in their last game against Villanova.
Coming into its final year in the Big East conference, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team has kept one goal in mind: make the postseason. Despite the Scarlet Knights’ (6-5, 0-1) inconsistencies this year, the goal has remained the same due in large part to the veteran presence that surrounds the team in every unit. There is no greater example of this than in the Knights’ defense.
Freshman goalkeeper Amanda Currell has saved 51 percent of the shots on goal she has faced this season.
In the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team’s final conference opener in the Big East, Villanova snapped the Scarlet Knights’ three-game winning streak.The Knights (6-5, 0-1) fell Saturday to the Wildcats (5-4, 1-0), 14-11. Despite multiple attempts to rally, the Knights could not contain Villanova’s attack and the Wildcats pulled away at the end of the game.
Senior attacker Megan Clements scored four goals in RU’s loss to Villanova. The total was a season high for Clements.
After winning a close 11-10 contest against Hofstra on Wednesday, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team is carrying a substantial amount of momentum into Big East conference play. The Scarlet Knights (6-4) impressed in their last three games, riding a winning streak on the road to Villanova (4-4) tomorrow.
Coming off two straight wins, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team has regained a sense of confidence as it moves into the heart of its schedule. After dropping three games in a row, the Scarlet Knights (5-4) have fought back to a winning record. The offense has been more fluid and scored a season-high 10 goals in their comeback win against Cornell.
Midfielder Lauren Sbrilli said Rutgers is focused on stopping Hofstra’s top scorer.
When the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team enters the Big Ten next year, Penn State will become one of the Scarlet Knights closest rivals. For now, the Nittany Lions (3-3) pose another tough nonconference test for the Knights today in Piscataway. Rutgers (3-3) is looking to rebound after dropping its last two games to ranked opponents by a combined score of 20-7.