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Junior goalkeeper Vickie Lavell earned her first playing time of the season against Providence after taking over for starter Sarah Stuby, who sat out of the second half with a tweaked hamstring.

Senior No. 1 singles Amy Zhang ended her home career with Rutgers at 29-0 and pushed her record on the season to 15-5 with a 6-2, 6-1 victory in her match yesterday in Manasquan, N.J., against Connecticut.

Senior captain Amy Zhang provides her team with leadership on and off the court, as the Knights' No. 1 singles player earned the Big East Scholar Athlete Award as well as two team MVP awards in her career on the Banks.

Senior captain Amy Zhang won her singles match against Army's Annie Houghton by a 6-3, 6-4 score from the No. 1 singles spot as the Knights cruised to a 7-0 victory. Zhang also won her doubles match with junior Jennifer Holzberg, 8-4.

Junior Jenna Holzberg and doubles partner Amy Zhang dropped their first match of the campaign against a strong Princeton duo after a successful season last year.

Freshman goalkeeper Samantha Perretty played the second halves of last weekend's games against Syracuse and St. John's, splitting time with normal starter Emmy Simpkins. Perretty started two games earlier in the season, while Simpkins recovered from a concussion.

Junior Jen Holzberg paired with senior Amy Zhang to reach the Flight A doubles finals and also won two singles matches.

Junior forward Nicole Gentile leads Rutgers with seven goals this season, all of which were scored in the squad's last five games. In that span, the Knights boast a 3-2 record.

Junior All-Big East selection Amy Zhang, above, and the Rutgers tennis team benefit this season with the additions of freshmen Stefania Balasa, below, and Vanessa Petrini, who won all their matches in a season-opening scrimmage against Long Island.

Junior forward Karla Schacher moved from her normal position in the midfield to forward last Friday against Georgetown. The Toefield, Canada, native has two goals on the year.

Senior Heather Garces returned from offseason shin surgery this season for Rutgers. The co-captain registered one goal this season, which came in an 8-1 loss against Maryland.

Sophomore Carlie Rough (17) is second on the team in points this season with seven, while leading the team with three assists. Freshman Lisa Patrone (13) scored one goal last weekend against Villanova.

Junior forward Sam Archer (11) and the Rutgers offense were shut out for the second consecutive game yesterday against Temple, while senior defender Paulie Calafiore (16) and the defense allowed two goals in the road loss.

Junior forward Nicole Gentile earned the Big East Offensive Player of the Week award after scoring four goals in Rutgers' 2-0 weekend against Villanova and West Chester.

Senior forward Ashley Jones only has one goal and one assist coming off the bench this season. Jones broke her leg in an October matchup last season at Yurcak Field against DePaul.

True freshman goalkeeper'Samantha Perretty earned her first career shutout Friday against the No. 19 Hoyas in her first appearance for the Rutgers women's soccer team.

Junior Maryana Milchutsky was one of three Knights to contribute a pair of singles victories to Rutgers 14 total wins.

Junior forward Nicole Gentile leads the Knights in points this season with 10, including four goals this past weekend in wins over Villanova and West Chester.

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