PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2013) – The Rutgers field hockey team (2-2) continues its season in Albany, N.Y., following a 1-1 weekend at home. The Scarlet Knights first take on Siena on Saturday (Sept. 14) at 3:30 p.m. at the University of Albany, before taking on the No. 13 Great Danes on Sunday (Sept. 15) at 2 p.m. Albany marks the third ranked team that Rutgers has faced in the first three weekends of the season.
- The Saints started 2013 with a record of 0-2, falling to Holy Cross (Sept. 1), 3-2, and Villanova (Sept. 7), 2-1, on the road.
- Megan Meyers leads Siena with three points on the season, posting one goal and one assist. Beth Meyers holds down the cage, allowing five goals in the two contests.
- A member of the MAAC, the Saints are coached by Kara Zappone.
Rutgers and Siena will meet for the first time on Sept. 14.
- Albany has started 2013 with a 3-0 record, downing Bryant (Aug. 30), Providence (Aug. 31) and Cornell (Sept. 8).
- The Great Danes are led by Liza Morgan, who has tallied five goals (10 points) in just three games. Albany receives scoring from numerous others, with four other players totaling five points in five games.
- In three games, Albany has surrendered just one goal, scoring 15 of its own.
- Head Coach Phil Sykes is in his 10th season at the helm of the America East squad.
The all-time series between Rutgers and Albany is tied, 2-2. Last season, the Scarlet Knights took down the No. 19 Great Danes, 3-2, at home to open the season on Aug. 24, 2012.
Last Time Out
The Rutgers field hockey team went 1-1 in its first home weekend of the season, shutting out La Salle, 4-0, on Sept. 6 before falling in a close one to Duke, 3-2, in double overtime on Sept. 8.
The Wright Stuff
Junior Sophie Wright (Devizes, United Kingdom) leads the team lead with eight points after posting four goals in four games this season. She totaled two goals against La Salle (Sept. 6). Her performance vs. Boston College (Aug. 31) and at Vermont (Sept. 1) earned her BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition on Sept. 2.
Can’t Stop Stuby
Senior Sarah Stuby (Roxbury, N.J.) earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition on Sept. 9 after recording a shutout against La Salle (Sept. 6) and tying a career-high with 11 saves against then-No. 10 Duke (Sept. 8).
Stop and Smell the Roses
Senior Laura Rose (Washington Township, N.J.) notched her first career goal at Vermont (Sept. 1), by sniping one in early in the second half. She added another score against La Salle (Sept. 6).
Rutgers in the BIG EAST
The Scarlet Knights are at the top of numerous statistical categories in the BIG EAST. They rank first in shots (19.00/g) and penalty corners (9.25), and are second in scoring margin (1.13), GAA (1.58), goals scored (3.00/g), assists (10), goals allowed per game (1.75) and defensive saves (0.25/g).
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