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The collegiate soccer season is a grind for student-athletes between all the time spent in practice and in the classroom.The Rutgers women’s soccer team is well-acquainted with the strenuous nature of its season, having already played three Big Ten games on the road and following it up with a pair of home contests at Yurcak Field this past weekend.The No.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team may feel a sense of déjà vu in the near future.For the second week in a row, the Scarlet Knights (4-4-1, 1-3-1) host a struggling non-conference opponent in the middle of the week after suffering a Big Ten Conference loss over the weekend. The Knights host Ivy League bottom feeder Yale on Tuesday night after suffering a 2-0 loss to conference rival Penn State (5-2-3, 2-1-1) in rather abnormal conditions on Saturday.With a little over four minutes remaining until the start of the second half between Rutgers and the Nittany Lions, a power outage that affected all of Busch campus, where Yurcak Field is located, caused the field to go black as the lights turned off.
PISCATAWAY — The No. 25 Rutgers women’s soccer team entered this weekend knowing how pivotal a pair of conference home games were for the outlook of its season and the Scarlet Knights (9-2-1, 2-2-1) were able to pick up four points after recording a win and a draw.After defeating Michigan State (6-2-3, 2-1-1) 1-0 Friday night, the Knights returned to the field on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at Yurcak Field and tied against Michigan, 1-1.It was an important draw for Rutgers, especially after the Knights got off to a slow start and looked in danger of dropping the contest.“I’m happy with the weekend,” said head coach Mike O’Neill.
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.
Facing top level competition in one of the best conferences in collegiate soccer can be an exhuasting experience for a team, both physically and mentally.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team will host Loyola on Tuesday night, hoping to get back into the win column.
Sometimes teams find themselves in holes that they can't dig themselves out of.The Rutgers men’s soccer team found itself in that situation last Friday night.
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 Rutgers men’s soccer team seeks to continue its recent form when they host Big Ten foe Michigan State tonight at Yurcak Field.
The No. 11 Rutgers women’s soccer team will once again put its winning and shutout streaks on the line.
You win some, you lose some. The Rutgers men’s soccer team had an interesting past few games. Despite dominating possession and creating more chances than their opponents, the Scarlet Knights (3-2-1, 1-1-0) left their matches against Wisconsin and Monmouth without a win. Rutgers suffered a heartbreaking, last-second defeat to the Badgers (2-4-0 , 1-0) at home and drew a 0-0 tie when it visited the Hawks (3-3-1) in West Long Branch.Heading into Bloomington to face No.
Senior center back Drew Morgan says chemistry both on and off the field allows the Rutgers back line to contain opponents.
Junior midfielder Erik Sa was ecstatic after Rutgers’ emphatic 4-1 upset over No. 22 Indiana last Sunday in Bloomington, saying the Knights were the better team with a dominant performance against the Hoosiers.
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.
The ketchup was spilled all over the field in Bloomington.The Rutgers men’s soccer team ended its scoring woes with an emphatic 4-1 win against No.