Senior attacker Halley Barnes celebrates scoring 1 of her 6 goals against No. 15 Ohio State as Rutgers achieved a historic 13-12 upset over the Buckeyes in overtime. She reached 100 career points and scored the game winning on the historic night.
4/21/2016 11:53pm

Rutgers upsets No. 15 Ohio State in historic win

Great sports stories come from great moments, and for senior attacker Halley Barnes, she wrote her own moment for the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team Thursday night. The Scarlet Knights’ (4-11, 1-3) captain Halley Barnes would not be denied against No. 15 Ohio State (11-3, 2-2), scoring 6 goals, including the game winner in an upset 13-12 overtime victory at High Point Solutions Stadium. Head coach Laura Brand-Sias, who was more than excited after the Knights’ win, was not surprised by her captain's play, despite Barnes stepping up at a time when her team needed her most. “I mean, I’m not surprised,” Brand-Sias said of Barnes.

Senior attacker Halley Barnes said she hopes playing on national television Thursday doesn’t have a negative effect on Rutgers.
4/20/2016 9:20pm

Rutgers seeks first Big Ten win over Buckeyes

The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team is running out of time to make a better second impression in the Big Ten conference. With only two game left in the season, the Scarlet Knights (3-11, 0-3) return home on Thursday night to take No. 15 Ohio State (11-2, 2-1), hoping to end a four-game losing streak.

Senior attacker Kim Kolodny scored her 100th career point against No. 7 Northwestern. She has 26 goals and a career-high 11 assists this season.
4/18/2016 7:49pm

Attacking duo eyes strong close to successful careers

With only two games remaining in the regular season for the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team, seniors look to close out a disappointing season on a high note. The Scarlet Knights (3-11, 0-3) senior attackers Halley Barnes and Kim Kolodny try to find some light in their final seasons, despite dawning a negative record. On the positive side for the two seniors, this is the final year in which every team, despite its record, is able to participate in the Big Ten tournament, giving the Knights some extra motivation moving forward. “It’s kind of a unique opportunity,” Barnes said of the tournament.

Junior midfielder Macy Scott said having a week break between games allowed RU to spend more time focusing on its matchup with Northwestern.
4/14/2016 7:37pm

Rutgers marches on in Big Ten play in search of first conference win

The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team will be well rested for its third Big Ten showdown on Sunday, after having an entire week off from game action, following its loss to Maryland. The Scarlet Knights (3-11, 0-2) face off against Northwestern (6-6, 1-1) in Evanston, Illinois, hoping to shake off some of their Big Ten demons and turn around their fortunes in their new conference. The Knights have taken full advantage of their week off, giving themselves the chance to recover for the final stretch of the season, junior midfielder Macy Scott said.

Junior midfielder Kristina Dunphey has scored both a career and team-high 30 goals this season with three games still remaining.
4/12/2016 10:20pm

Midfielders career year yields bright spot in down year for Rutgers

Holding a disappointing record in the midst of its second season in the Big Ten, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team finds light in the consistency from its leading scorer. The Scarlet Knights’ (3-11, 0-2) junior midfielder Kristina Dunphey continues to put up offensive numbers, despite being overshadowed by her team’s losing record.

Senior attacker Halley Barnes is 3 points shy of totaling 100 points for her career.
4/7/2016 8:50pm

Rutgers sets out to take down top ranked Maryland

The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team returns home for its second Big Ten meeting of season on Saturday, ready to face-off in what might be its biggest challenge this year. The Scarlet Knights (3-9, 0-1) will take on No. 1 Maryland (11-0, 1-0) at High Point Solutions Stadium, as they try to defy the odds and avoid their second three-game losing streak of the season. The team needs a strong start to make a strong impression, said head coach Laura Brand-Sias. “Something that we really need to focus on is like I said, coming out and winning the first five minutes and putting ourselves in the position to compete for the duration of the game,” Brand-Sias said.

Senior attacker Hally Barnes scored a team-high 4 goals and helped set up a fifth in the Knights 18-13 road win over Hofstra on Friday.
3/28/2016 6:55pm

Offensive explosion springs Rutgers back into win column

Following an early season six-game losing streak, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team seem to have found its groove winning, 2 of its last 3 games. The Scarlet Knights (3-7) won 18-13 over Hofstra (1-6) in New York on Friday, in a game where Rutgers’ barrage of offense came from nine different scorers. Senior attacker Halley Barnes said the Knights’ win over the Pride was one of her favorite games that she has ever been part of because of the way her team’s offense came together as a group. “We had so many people doing so many things, we had so many assisted goals, we had so many multiple point scorers, we had so many people scoring points in general,” Barnes said as she continued to praise her team’s performance.

Junior midfielder Kristina Dunphey leads the Knights in goals (22) and points (29) after tallying 4 points against James Madison.
3/24/2016 7:39pm

Rutgers looks to avoid losing streak in matchup with Hofstra

After finishing a two-game home stand with a loss against James Madison on Saturday, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team remained proud of its play, despite a lagging record. Senior attacker Halley Barnes continues to say that her team’s record does not identify the way the season has gone. “I hate our record and I hate losing more than anything in the world, but I can’t say that I’m disappointed in the team we are this year,” Barnes said.

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