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No. 20 Rutgers upset No. 12 Stanford over weekend

All season long, the Rutgers field hockey team looked like it was on the verge of earning a marquee win for the program. And this past weekend, it finally got one. After losing to No. 4 Michigan (10-2, 5-0) on Friday, the No. 20 Scarlet Knights (8-5, 2-2) bounced back to triumph over No. 12 Stanford (7-4, 4-0) in overtime on Saturday. It was the highest ranked opponent that they have ever beaten in program history and along with wins over then-No. 23 Old Dominion and then-No. 19 Iowa, they now have three wins over ranked opponents this season after previously having just three all time.

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Rutgers splits weekend with win over Michigan State, loss to Ohio State

As the regular season comes to a close, the Rutgers field hockey team looks like one that can wreak havoc in the postseason. But at the same time, there is still some work to do. The No. 18 Scarlet Knights (8-7, 3-3) split their last two games in their second-to-last regular season weekend, winning at Michigan State (8-8, 2-4) before losing to No. 25 Ohio State (8-7, 1-5) at home on Sunday.

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Rutgers comes out of bye week seeking 2nd win in Illinois road matchup

Open on Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, where the Knights (1-4, 0-2) will do battle with the Fighting Illini (2-3, 0-2) in a contest of cellar squads looking to move up. There are very few points in the schedule where Rutgers has a shot at cutting its losses and finally playing a solid consecutive four quarters. Coming off of a bye week, Saturday at noon remains as good an opportunity as ever.

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Rutgers makes way to Nebraska for first Big Ten test of season

It is a well known fact that playing a team coming off of an upset loss, an angry team, is usually not the greatest for the next underdog team to play against. Unfortunately, for the Rutgers football team, it may be facing one of the angriest teams in college football in Nebraska. The Scarlet Knights (1-2) will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska this Saturday to take on the Cornhuskers (1-2) for their first road encounter and first Big Ten game of the year, one that comes on the heels of a dominant 65-0 victory over Morgan State. As for the home side this weekend, the thoughts of two consecutive, one to Oregon and one to Northern Illinois, losses even before Big Ten play has started lingers. Like Rutgers' loss to Eastern Michigan in week two, Nebraska was unable to fend off a Mid-American Conference (MAC) team in Northern Illinois. "A lot like ours to Eastern Michigan," said head coach Chris Ash, on the Huskers' loss last week. "They had opportunities to win the game and didn't make them.

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Rutgers falls on road to Michigan

The Rutgers men’s soccer team has begun a new losing streak for the third time this season, losing a tough match over the weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Scarlet Knights (2-9-1, 0-6-0) traveled up north on Friday night, where they faced fellow Big Ten team Michigan (7-3-2, 4-1-1). Rutgers could not overcome a 2-1 halftime deficit, ultimately falling 3-1.

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Rutgers remains winless in Big Ten play with loss to Northwestern

The Rutgers men’s soccer team played one of its most important matches of the season this past weekend but was unable to capture the near must-win match. The Scarlet Knights (3-10-1, 0-7-0) traveled up to Evanston, Illinois for a matchup with fellow Big Ten squad Northwestern (5-9-0, 1-5-0) on Sunday afternoon. Although it needed a Big Ten win to not be last seed in the Big Ten Tournament, Rutgers couldn’t get anything going all match, falling by a score of 3-0 and placing itself in danger.

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Morgan State is stage for Bolin to rectify Saturday's struggles

After finishing on a 24-34 line with 178 passing yards in his first game for the Rutgers football team — with two touchdowns to boot — graduate transfer quarterback and freshly minted captain Kyle Bolin looked reasonably sharp after taking the starting job from Giovanni Rescigno out of summer camp. That was week one against a Washington defense that piled on the pressure, especially later on, drawing two interceptions, one of which led to a score. One would assume — and many did — that Bolin would have his way against Eastern Michigan, a Mid-American Conference team without a win over the entire Big Ten.

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Rutgers looks to get first Big Ten win against Northwestern

After capturing its first home win of the season, the Rutgers men’s soccer team hopes to get another first this weekend. The Scarlet Knights (3-9-1, 0-6-0) defeated NJIT (7-5-2, 2-1-0) on Wednesday night, winning their first match at Yurcak Field this season. Rutgers hasn’t won at home since October of 2015.

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Rutgers welcomes Lafayette to Yurcak Field for non-conference matchup

With a break from conference play this week to prepare for Sunday’s key matchup with Penn State, the Rutgers men’s soccer team will play the first of its final three matches at home on Wednesday night. The Scarlet Knights (3-10-1, 0-7-0) will host Lafayette (2-11-0, 1-4-0) for a non-conference match at Yurcak Field. Both teams are coming off tough losses and hope to bounce back with wins this week.


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