PISCATAWAY, NJ – Ashley Recker (Dillsburg, PA) scored on a rebound with 11:22 to play in the second overtime as Rutgers (7-7, 2-1 BIG EAST) picked up a key BIG EAST victory over Providence (7-7, 0-2 BIG EAST) on Friday, Oct. 10, at the Rutgers Stadium Complex. It was RU’s fourth consecutive game that has been decided in overtime.
Recker’s goal came after Jennifer Noon (Shavertown, PA) had a shot deflect off the post of the cage. Recker, however, was in position to poke the ball past Providence goalkeeper Megan Moran. It was Recker’s second goal of the season, and also her second game-winning goal. She scored in overtime against Columbia on Sept. 6 to give RU a 2-1 win. Noon and Megan Cech (Moorestown, PA) were credited with assists on the play.
Rutgers snuffed out several Providence scoring chances in the first half, the most impressive of which came when Tiffany Klebez (Milford, PA) made a diving defensive save on a potential goal as time expired prior to halftime. For Klebez, it was her team-leading third defensive save of the season.
After a defensive-oriented second half, Providence had a scoring opportunity midway through the first overtime, but RU goalkeeper Aga Siemiginowska (Winchester, MA) stopped a two-on-zero break by making a key save. Siemiginowska made seven saves in the game.
The Scarlet Knights outshot Providence 19-10 and held a 12-3 advantage in penalty corners.
Rutgers is back in action on Sunday, Oct. 12, when it travels to in-state rival and 10th ranked Princeton at 1:00 p.m.
Rutgers (7-7, 2-1 BIG EAST) vs. Providence (7-7, 0-2 BIG EAST)
Score by period
1 2 OT OT Final
Rutgers 0 0 0 1 1
Providence 0 0 0 0 0
RU Ashley Recker (Jennifer Noon, Megan Cech) 11:22
Shots: Rutgers 19, Providence 10
Saves: Rutgers (Siemiginowska) 7, Providence (Moran) 7
Penalty Corners: Rutgers 12, Providence 3