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The Rutgers men’s soccer team failed to garner any luck this season. The last game of the season proved to be no different on Saturday, as the Scarlet Knights' (1-13-2) fell to Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament play-in-game by a score of 2-1. “I think that a lot of times it comes down to the luck,” said junior forward Dante Perez.
Win or go home. That’s the motto for the Rutgers men’s soccer team heading into what could be their last game of the season.
When David Greczek first stepped foot in Piscataway, he knew it was where he wanted to spend his collegiate years playing the game he loves for the Rutgers men's soccer team. “When I went through the committing process and I came to Rutgers and I saw the campus, the coaching staff, the players (and) the facilities, I was just mesmerized by it," he said. "I thought it was a great fit to come here.
In a game where the Rutgers men’s soccer team trailed early and was tied up for some time and was outshot 22 to 11, the Scarlet Knights escaped Peoria, Illinois, with their first win of the season. “It was our last chance to get the win that we’ve so badly been wanting,” said head coach Dan Donigan. Rutgers (1-13-2, 0-6-2) continued its trend of allowing early goals by giving one up in the sixth minute.
As fans filled the seats of Yurcak Field Tuesday night with their hot chocolate and winter coats for the pregame Senior Night ceremony before the Rutgers men’s soccer team hosted Columbia.
After playing double-overtime against Big Ten rival Penn State, the Rutgers men’s soccer team suffered its most painful loss of the season. The Scarlet Knights (0-12-2) ended the match 3-2 and endured their 12th loss of the 2016 campaign.
All hasn’t gone as planned for the Rutgers men’s soccer team this season. Last year at this point in the season the Scarlet Knights (0-11-2) were 8-4-1 and battling for the highest seed in the Big Ten Conference Tournament.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team lost its 11th game of the season Tuesday night to in-state rival NJIT by a score of 4-0.
Coming off its most heartbreaking loss of the season, the Rutgers men’s soccer team looks to lick its wounds and go back to battle Tuesday against in-state opponent NJIT. Last Friday the Scarlet Knights led Northwestern 1-0 with two minutes remaining.
Everything was in place for the Rutgers men’s soccer team to walk away with its first win Friday, the same night it honored its all-time wins leading ex-head coach Bob Reasso. But after holding a 1-0 lead for 64 minutes of the game, the Scarlet Knights conceded a goal with just two minutes remaining in regulation time to allow Northwestern to creep its way back into the game.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team looks to bounce back after Tuesday’s loss to in-state rival Princeton as Big Ten play continues and it hosts Northwestern (2-9-1) on Friday. The Scarlet Knights' (0-9-2) match up is with a team that is almost identical to their own.
The Rutgers men’s soccer team seems to be playing its best soccer of the season. Still winless through their first 10 games, the Scarlet Knights look to carry their solid play into Tuesday as they host in-state rival Princeton (5-4-1). Friday marked the fourth consecutive game Rutgers has either tied the opposition or lost by one goal, with two of those four teams being ranked in the top 15. The offense seems to be creating more creative opportunities to score, even though the Knights are only averaging .80 goals per game, said head coach Dan Donigan. “I just told them continue to move and get the second and third guys involved in the attack,” Donigan said.
The match between the Rutgers men's soccer team and Michigan resembled a heavyweight title fight – both battled punch-for-punch waiting for the other to drop.
The previous 4 out of 5 Rutgers men’s soccer games have either been a tie or a loss by only a one-goal difference. Those games include a 2-1 double-overtime loss to No. 1 Maryland, a scoreless tie against No. 6 Indiana, a heartbreaking 6-5 loss to No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast and a 1-0 loss to Wisconsin. But closely contested games don’t count as wins and the Scarlet Knights find themselves in the basement of the Big Ten Conference. One team that is close to Rutgers in the standings is Michigan, but it also does not sport a record that shows how close its contests have been.
As the players walk toward the Rutgers men’s soccer practice field, Marvin Gaye’s ‘Lets Get It On’ echoes from the adjacent football field.
Gloomy, wet and eerie were three words to describe the scene that took place Saturday night at the Dan McClimon Memorial Soccer Complex in Madison, Wisconsin. But the outcome was anything but unusual for the Rutgers men’s soccer team, as it dropped its eighth game of the season, putting it at 0-8-1 thus far.
Coming off a resilient comeback that just fell short of a win, the Rutgers men’s soccer team looks to get back on track as it heads to Madison, Wisconsin, Saturday to resume conference play against the Badgers. But, the Scarlet Knights (0-7-1), (0-3-1) (why are there two records?) face a different kind of team this weekend. Unlike Florida Gulf Coast’s high-octane offense, the Badgers sport a totally different look. Wisconsin’s goalkeeper Phillip Schilling is averaging a .78 (SPELL OUT FOR FIRST REFERENCE UNLESS THIS IS A BIG THING AND I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS) GAA, which is second in the Big Ten, as well as a .760 save percentage that ranks third in the Big Ten.