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Senior attacker Kim Kolodny said she is focused on getting Rutgers a win Saturday, in what will be the final regualr season game of her career.

Rutgers rides signature win into season finale

Following a huge upset win over Ohio State last Saturday, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team now has one more task left in its regular season to finish the year on an extremely high note. The Scarlet Knights (4-11, 1-3) return to High Point Solutions Stadium one last time on Saturday to take on Michigan (6-10, 0-3) in their regular season finale. Riding momentum from the Knights’ first Big Ten win of the season over Ohio State, head coach Laura Brand-Sias hopes her team translate that success into another conference win. “My hope is that the team has some confidence coming out of that game to realize that when we put a full 60 minutes together we can do some pretty solid things,” Brand-Sias said. Just like every other Rutgers’ team, its final home game of the regular season celebrates senior day, dedicated to the players moving on from the program following the end of the season. Senior attacker Kim Kolodny has not been lost in the thought of playing the last regular season of her career though, as her primary interests remain on helping the Knights close out the season with a victory. “I just want to do whatever I can to help the team win,” the Farmingdale, New York, native said.

Junior attacker Kristina Dunphey, who currently leads Rutgers with 34 goals, is ready to lead the Knights on offense next year.

Young Knights prepare to take reigns as Rutgers seniors approach end of career

As the regular season comes to a close on Saturday for the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team, the future looks bright for the Scarlet Knights' offense with many significant returns for 2017. The underclassmen will be taking on more responsibilities and higher expectations in the team’s third year in the Big Ten, with the loss of many seniors this May. Senior attackers Kim Kolodny and Halley Barnes are soon to play their final regular season game in a Rutgers uniform.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Senior midfielder Macy Scott signed an eight-year contract to commission as a second lieutenant for the U.S. Marine Corps on an air contract with hopes of one day being a pilot.

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.

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.

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 Kristin Kocher said the Knights have to play well for a full 60 minutes to get a win over the Mountain Hawks on Tuesday.

Rutgers closes out of conference schedule against Lehigh

The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team will not be getting much rest after losing its first conference game against Penn State on Saturday. The Scarlet Knights (3-8, 0-1) will hop over the Pennsylvania border once again on Tuesday to play their final out of conference game against Lehigh (8-2, 3-1) on Tuesday, hoping to regain momentum before closing the season with the rest of their Big Ten opponents. The Knights’ matchup with the Mountain Hawks comes after a loss to their conference rival Penn State, in a game where Rutgers’ first-half deficit was too large to overcome. According to senior midfielder Taylor Pennell, her team’s first half struggle ultimately defined the game’s outcome, after playing up to pace with the Nittany Lions in the second half.

Junior attacker Amanda Turturro said playing behind the cage gives her more passing options and allows her to find open cutters. She has 12 assists this season.

Junior excels as facilitator in Rutgers' offense

We see it in hall of fame names like the NBA's John Stockton or the NHL's Wayne Gretzky, who continually playing a role in helping their teammates score and mastering the art of the assist.  For the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team, junior attacker Amanda Turturro is making it an art of her own this season.

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.

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.

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.

Senior attacker Kim Kolodny is 14 points away from becoming the 20th player in program history to reach the 100 point mark.

Seniors approach historic individual achievement for Rutgers

In the midst of a season that has not favored the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team, history looms around two of its key players as they look to get their season back on track. The Scarlet Knights’ (2-7) senior attackers Halley Barnes and Kim Kolodny are both in reach of 100 career points for Rutgers, closing in on the milestone during their final year with the team. The Knights' 100 career points club features 19 different players during the programs 39-year history, most recently adding Ali Steinberg in 2012. Barnes believes that closing in on 100 points is a reflection of the job she is asked to do as an attacker.

Senior midfielder Kristina Dunphey put together a 4-point effort in Rutgers’ loss to James Madison, giving her a team-high of 29.

Freshman breaks out with 5 goals as Rutgers drops 16-11 contest to James Madison

After a dominant performance against Lafayette ended its six game losing streak, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team found itself back on the losing end in the second game of their two game home stand over spring break. The Scarlet Knights (2-7) dropped a tightly-contested match to James Madison (4-5), 16-11, on Saturday in a game featuring a 5-goal breakout performance from the Knights’ freshman attacker Abigail Lee Brooks. Although the game’s final result was not in Rutgers’ favor, Brooks refused to be denied in what was only her second career game with the Knights. Head coach Laura Brand-Sias noted Brooks’ performance reflected the skills she has shown in practice throughout the season, leaving full confidence in her freshman’s ability to produce prior to the game. “She’s really been stepping up in practice and doing really nice things, so we weren’t surprised by her producing,” Brand-Sias said of Brooks.

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