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With the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team set to square off against No. 15 Penn in Philadelphia tonight, the Scarlet Knights have been working hard in hopes of starting the season 4-1. The Knights (3-1) have focused on the little things in practice in order to compete with the talented Quakers (1-1). One aspect the Knights have emphasized heavily is winning the draw. The draw allows the offense to possess the ball and set up the attack, while also relieving pressure on the defense.
Redshirt freshman goalie Amanda Currell is coming off her best start of the season Saturday, when she recorded 13 saves and a team-high eight ground balls.
Junior midfielder Lauren Sbrilli had three goals Saturday against Delaware.
With less than a minute left to play and the scored tied, the ball was given to Rutgers women’s lacrosse sophomore midfielder Chrissy Schreiber to score the game winner. She drove to the left side of the net and fired a shot that went under the stick of Delaware goalie Alex Zaugra, putting the Scarlet Knights up, 8-7, with 23 seconds to go.
Sophomore midfielder Chrissy Schreiber chases a loose ball in Rutgers’ 8-7 win on Saturday at the RU Turf Field.
Following Wednesday’s 11-4 loss at Princeton, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team is going back to the drawing board. In a game the 18th-ranked Tigers (1-1) completely dominated, the Scarlet Knights (2-1) realize that changes need to be made if it wishes to get back to its winning ways. “We need to turn the page on a lot of things after [Wednesday’s] loss, it was a poor effort all around,” said head coach Laura Brand-Sias.
After starting the season 2-0, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team will bring its undefeated record to Princeton tonight. The Scarlet Knights will face their first road game of the year in the matchup against the Tigers (0-1), which will give Rutgers some new challenges early in the season. The Tigers — who averaged 11.76 goals per game last year — have an explosive offense which attacker Erin McMunn and midfielder Erin Slifer lead.
Redshirt freshman Amanda Currell has split time this season at goalie with junior Candice Dandridge. Currell was named Big East Defensive Player of the Week after leading the NCAA with a .714 save percentage.
With its next game quickly approaching, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team has been hard at practice this week in preparation. The Scarlet Knights’ next contest against Fairfield at home tomorrow will provide them with another opportunity to work out the issues that came up in their season opener. “We need to learn from our mistakes from last game,” said head coach Laura Brand-Sias.
Freshman midfielder Amanda Turturro said the Knights need to focus on working together as one unit in order to show more offensive consistency tomorrow at home.
Coming off of Tuesday’s season-opening home win against Manhattan, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team is assessing what it needs to improve on.In order to stay on the winning track, the consensus among the squad is that the offensive production needs to increase. After the Scarlet Knights scored only six goals against the Jaspers, it is apparent that more output is needed from the attack line going forward.
Junior midfielder Jenny Vlahos scored twice on both of her shots in the Knights’ season-opener Tuesday against Manhattan. She added two caused turnovers and a team-high four groundballs. The rest of Rutgers struggled offensively.
The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team opened the season yesterday with one objective — to start 1-0. The Scarlet Knights achieved this yesterday with a 6-3 win against Manhattan at the RU Turf Complex. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday at Manhattan, but inclement weather over the weekend caused the game to be moved to yesterday at Rutgers.
As the Rutgers field hockey (1-1) team prepares for a home showdown Sunday with No. 10 Duke, one important piece will be on the sideline. Sophomore midfielder Alyssa Bull, last year’s Big East Rookie of the Year, learned she tore her ACL after going down in the first half of last week’s game against Boston College.
Head Coach Meredith Long will choose between senior Sarah Stuby (above) and freshman Shevaun Hayes for who he will start in goal this weekend for the Rutgers field hockey team.
The Knights will be without the services of sophomore forward Alyssa Bull, who will miss the rest of the year with a ACL injury.
After ending the season on a four-game losing streak, any positivity surrounding the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team is directed toward its future. With a young attack and an experienced returning defense, the Scarlet Knights have much to look forward to.
Junior midfielder Katrina Martinelli looks to become a leader offensively.
Sophomore defender Hollie DiMuro led the Knights defense this season with 40 groundballs and 25 caused turnovers.
The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team’s season was a tale of two halves. The Scarlet Knights began with the best start in program history, sitting at 7-1 at the midway point and finding their way into the national polls at No. 18 in the country.