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When the halftime whistle blew Saturday night at Yurcak Field, the Rutgers men’s soccer team headed into the locker room to discuss a plan to overcome the 1-0 deficit it faced against Big Ten Conference rival Penn State.The Scarlet Knights (4-4-1, 1-3-0) had to wait longer than expected to execute their game plan.A power outage lasting one hour and 48 minutes on Busch campus, where Yurcak Field is located, caused the halftime intermission in the match between the Knights and the Nittany Lions (5-2-3, 2-1-1) to last an unprecedented two hours and 40 minutes.“That’s never happened to me before,” said head coach Dan Donigan.
The addition of Rutgers to the Big Ten Conference provided numerous benefits to the State University of New Jersey.
The No. 25 Rutgers women’s soccer team looks to avenge a pair of conference losses last weekend with a pair of conference wins at home this weekend.The Scarlet Knights (8-2, 1-2) return home to Yurcak Field to take on Michigan State (6-1-3, 2-0-1) on Friday night and then Michigan (7-4, 1-2) on Sunday afternoon.These are sure to be another tough couple of matches for Rutgers, which is hoping to put the disappointment from a couple behind it quickly as they prepare for more Big Ten competition.“The most important thing for us is to not dwell on losses and keep focusing on us and what we have to do to get better,” said head coach Mike O’Neill.
The No. 11 Rutgers women’s soccer team saw their winning and shutout streaks come to an end against Illinois on Thursday night as they fell 2-1 in a tough road contest.
The No. 11 Rutgers women’s soccer team will once again put its winning and shutout streaks on the line.
Even a return to the sight of its first defeat from last season could not phase the Rutgers women’s soccer team and its record-setting shutout streak.The No.
Coming to college is a big enough adjustment in itself, but the shift is even more substantial for those who go to school far from home.While many students in the United States go to colleges outside of their home state, there are some who go to school outside of their own home country.Rutgers women’s soccer midfielder Samantha Valliant falls into that category.The senior Scarlet Knight hails from Markham, Ontario, Canada.
Senior midfielder Samantha Valliant scored the only goal in Rutgers one-nil, conference opening win over Maryland Sept. 18.
Among Samantha Valliant’s close friends is teammate Brianne Reed. The two seniors have become close after four years. The two look to finish their journey on the Banks with a Big Ten Championship.
Having finished its non-conference schedule unscathed, the No. 15 Rutgers women’s soccer team opens up its Big Ten slate on Friday when it visits Maryland.The Scarlet Knights (7-0) enter conference play riding on the best start in program history, not allowing a goal through 630 minutes of play.They are coming off their biggest win of the season over previously unbeaten Connecticut, defeating the Huskies, 2-0, at home on Yurcak Field.But now they are readying to take on a tough conference opponent on the road, which is never an easy task.“It’s going to be a tough game at Maryland and we’ve got to make sure we’re healthy and ready to go,” said head coach Mike O’Neill.
Senior Christina Paulsen was one of four golfers who placed in the top 20 of the Diane Thomasen Invitational. The team finished in second place at the tournament.
Senior defender Erica Skroski headed in the game-winning goal against previously undefeated No. 20 UConn on Sept. 13.
Sophomore forward Colby Ciarrocca says senior captain Erica Skroski maintains strong leadership both on and off the field.
In the midst of a magical start to the season for the No. 15 Rutgers women’s soccer team, a steady influence both on and off the field for the Scarlet Knights has been senior defender Erica Skroski.
Junior goalkeeper David Greczek held his head up high after the Knights’ 1-0 loss last Friday night to Wisconsin at Yurcak Field.
PISCATAWAY — In their final non-conference matchup of the regular season, the No. 19 Rutgers women’s soccer team defeated No. 20 Connecticut 2-0 at Yurcak Field in a historic victory for the school.In front of a crowd of 812, the 2015 Scarlet Knights became the first team in program history to start the season 7-0, an accomplishment made even more impressive when considering they have yet to allow a goal this season.
When the No. 19 Rutgers women’s soccer team returns to action on Sunday at Yurcak Field, it will do so looking to accomplish something no other team in program history has done — start the season 7-0.The Scarlet Knights (6-0) have won their first six games of the season, finishing every game with a clean sheet.They will finish their non-conference slate on Sunday against No.
To play for head coach Mike O’Neill and the Rutgers women’s soccer team, an athlete must be able to do more than what her position description normally entails.Forwards must be able to strike and create scoring chances, but also run back to help their teammates defend when the opposition presses ahead.Midfielders have to be cognizant of where the ball is at all times, as they also help create scoring opportunities while trying to intercept the ball from the other team.Perhaps most important aspect of the No.
Junior center back Erin Smith has been a fundamental part of a Rutgers back four that has yet to concede a goal six games into the 2015 season.
Going into its nationally televised match against Princeton on Thursday night, the Rutgers women’s soccer team looked to turn its possession style of offense into an attacking one.The group looked to do that and much more in its victory over the Tigers as the No.