Starting in the eleventh: 4th place for women’s soccer vs. Maryland – Rutgers University Athletics

Piscataway, New Jersey – The #4 Rutgers (9-1-0, 1-1-0) women’s soccer hosts Maryland (2-5-5, 1-1-0) on Sunday, September 25 at 1 p.m. at Yorkack Stadium and is live on the Big Network Ten Network.

The first 250 fans at Yurcak Field on Sunday will receive a Rutgers mini soccer ball, and every child dressed in a Disney costume can enter a draw to win a Rutgers prize package.

How to proceed: Watch on BTN / Fox Sports | Live stats | WRSU | ruwsoccer on Instagram

Previously on…

Rutgers suffered their first setback of the season Thursday night at 17th Penn State (6-1-2), losing the final score 2-0 at rainy and windy Jeffrey Field. The loss interrupted the Crimson Knights’ regular 20-game winning streak.

“Credit to Pennsylvania,” said the coach Mike O’Neill. “They are a good team, and these are the games that you learn from the most. The most important thing is that we stick to each other and learn everything we can from this game.”

Explore matches: Maryland began its season with four straight draws 1-1 before defeating George Mason 3-0. The Terps also scored their first-ever win against Michigan in the Big Ten opener, a 1-0 victory at home in College Park. In its only chance against a seeded team this season, Maryland suffered a narrow 1-0 loss to 24th seed Wake Forest on September 8.

The first nine games of 2022 were low-goals for Maryland, who edged their opponents 10-8 after conceding three goals in the 3-2 loss to Illinois on Thursday night. Alina Stal leads the group with eight points with three goals and two assists, while Michaela Days added six points with two goals and two assists. Madeline Smith has a 1.00 goal-to-average, 0.765 savings percentage, and two closing nets. Smith won the Big Ten Goalkeep of the Week this season, as well as being mentioned on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.

Historical start: The Scarlet Knights 2022 is the only team in Rutgers women’s football history to start a season 9-0-0. They were topped off initially 8-0-0 by the 2015 College Cup team, who lost their ninth game. Prior to the setback at Penn State, the Crimson Knights had won 20 consecutive regular season games dating back to September 16, 2021. Prior to Thursday, the team’s last regular loss came on September 12, 2021 in Georgetown.

Rutgers Rank: RU has been ranked fourth in the latest National United Soccer Coaches Poll for the second week in a row. The Scarlet Knights started sixth in the pre-season poll, scoring 11 of the last 13 seasons Rutgers took in the national pre-season vote, before rising to third in the first week after a 2-0-0 start. Matching the highest ranking percentage in the program’s history.

  • By games on September 22, Rutgers was among the nation’s leaders in goals (11, 29), assists (8, 28), and points (8, 86). 2.9 goals per match is ranked 14th nationwide.
  • Sam Krueger And the Alison Lowry They each had three game-winning goals to finish ninth in the NCAA.
  • Riley Ternan He has six assists, ranking 11th in the NCAA.
  • Big Ten coaches voted for Rutgers to repeat as the conference champions, coming in for the first-place game with Penn State in the annual pre-season poll. The poll marks the first time in the history of Rutgers Athletics that a Scarlet Knight No. 1 team has been selected, and it also marks the first time in conference history that a pre-season women’s football poll has resulted in a tie for first place.

family style: The Scarlet Knights’ early attack was fueled by a selfless passing style and an unpredictable origin through five games. Twenty-three of their 29 goals were assisted, and the total (28) matched the total (29) thanks to one-time assists.

Fourteen Scarlett Knights have scored a point so far in 2022, including 11 different scorers. Nine goals spread to Buffalo and Temple have been scored by different players, including all seven against Temple on September 1.

No patrol target: Led by the Big Ten defensive player of the week Emily Mason, which has played every 90 minutes in seven of its eight games this season, Rutgers’ defense allows 0.70 to average thanks to a poor shot defence. The Crimson Knights allowed six or fewer shots on target in all 10 matches, including six with three or fewer shots on target allowed.

clean paper: With four lockouts in the first 10 games, the goalkeeper’s student graduate Megan McClelland He opened the 2022 season as a career NCAA Division I captain in closing with 39. With 8,582:27 minutes into her career, McClelland aims for the NCAA all-time record for minutes played 8998:07 set by Virginia’s Laurel Ivory in 2021 .

Kearny’s goalkeeper scored 13 exits and 83 saves in 2021, including five clean sheets against league opponents en route to the conference title. She maintained a 0.67 GAA in the net, helping RU extend its streak to eight consecutive seasons recording a GAA 0.77 or less.

League Champions: The 10-0 Big Ten in 2021 scored the first undefeated conference season in Rutgers women’s football history, becoming the first Big Ten to achieve this feat since 2005. RU topped the conference competition 23-6 en route to the school’s first Big Ten . Ten titles. Round 10-0 was part of a 13-game winning streak that reached the Big Ten Tournament.

Guess who’s back?: Rutgers returns nine junior players (15 starts or more) and 17 college champions players from the 2021 College Cup team.

Returning on the Banks this fall, Top Ten Student of the Year and All-Area First Team member Riley Ternan (former NCAA Division I player) and All-Area goalkeeper Megan McClelland. Junior midfielder Becci Fluchel (All-Big Ten Second Team) has also returned with honors across all conferences from last fall.

Graduate Student Return Adriana Corella She celebrated her birthday in the opening win of the season in New Mexico by playing the entire 90 minutes in closing after playing in just two games last season due to injuries.

New kids ‘on the banks’: Fitness Trainer Mike O’Neill Five new students signed up for the 2022 list (Hannah BlodgettAnd the Olivia BodmerAnd the Mallory McGuireAnd the Post expertAnd the Naila SchaffbergerThey welcomed five transitions of the mixture.Kachin sleep – Rider, Helly Gutofsky – temple, Jessica Shieldkraut – Colombia, Emily Smith – American and Naya Vialva – No Sal).

Post expert And the Mallory McGuire He scored their first group goals against Temple on September 1, while Hannah Blodgett She picked up her first point with an assist in the win. Helly Gutofsky He leads the newcomers in scoring with five points on two goals and an assist, while Post accumulated four points on a goal and two assists.

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