PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Following a 2-0 weekend, the Rutgers field hockey team (6-5, 1-2 BIG EAST) returns home to host Monmouth at the Bauer Track and Field Complex on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. It marks the only midweek game of the season for the Scarlet Knights.
- The Hawks currently hold a 3-7 record, defeating Delaware (Sept. 29), Towson (Sept. 22) and Lehigh (Sept. 15). Most recently, the Hawks suffered an 8-1 loss to No. 5 Syracuse (Oct. 6).
- Amanda Schoenfeld and Alex Carroll lead the Hawks with nine points apiece. Schoenfeld has four goals and one assist, while Carroll has notched three goals and three assists.
- Amanda Westerweller holds a .676 save percentage and a 3.36 GAA in goal.
- Carli Figlio is in her seventh season as the head coach.
Rutgers is 2-3 all-time against Monmouth. Last season, the Scarlet Knights defeated the Hawks, 4-1, on the road on Aug. 30.
Last Time Out
The Rutgers field hockey team went 2-0 on the road, with wins over BIG EAST foe Villanova (3-2 in a shootout on Oct. 4) and No. 16 Drexel (1-0 on Oct. 6).
The Scarlet Knights won in a shootout at Villanova on Oct. 4, 3-2. It marked the first shootout for RU since a 2-1 win at Fairfield on Sept. 10, 2002.
Win over a Ranked Foe
The 1-0 win over No. 16 Drexel marked RU’s first win over a ranked opponent since taking down No. 19 Albany, 3-2, on Aug. 24, 2012. The shutout was RU’s second of the season, also defeating La Salle, 4-0, on Sept. 6.
Fresh Stuff from Freshnock
Senior Danielle Freshnock (Middletown, N.J.) had a great weekend for the Scarlet Knights. Against Villanova, the senior scored in the shootout to help RU to victory. At No. 16 Drexel, she scored the lone goal of the contest to help the Scarlet Knights to a 1-0 win.
The Say-Hayes Kid
Freshman GK Shevaun Hayes (Melbourne, Australia) showed great stuff between the posts at Villanova and Drexel. Hayes didn’t surrender a single goal in 150:00 minutes of play, including a shootout win over the Wildcats and a career-high nine saves against the No. 16 Dragons.
RU has faced six ranked opponents this season. The Scarlet Knights have played No. 19 Boston College (Aug. 31), No. 10 Duke (Sept. 8), No. 13 Albany (Sept. 15), No. 3 UConn (Sept. 22), No. 17 Temple and No. 16 Drexel (Oct. 6).
Rutgers in the NCAA
RU ranks 12th in the nation with 8.27 penalty corners per game through games of Oct. 6.
Rutgers in the BIG EAST
The Scarlet Knights are at the top the BIG EAST in penalty corners, sitting second with 8.27 per game through games of Oct. 6. RU is also fourth in shots per game (12.45) and teid for fourth in goals allowed per game (1.73). Freshman GK Shevaun Hayes (Melbourne, Australia) sits second in the BIG EAST in GAA (1.30) and save percentage (.778).
Heart of a Champion
Sophomore Katie Champion (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) scored the game-winning goal with just 3:02 remaining in the game at Lafayette on Sept. 29 to give RU a 2-1 victory.
The Wright Stuff
Junior Sophie Wright (Devizes, United Kingdom) leads Rutgers with 11 points this season. She has posted five goals and one assist. Wright 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). She also posted 10 saves vs. No. 3 UConn on Sept. 22.
The Scarlet Knights have started five freshmen in 2013: Ashpal Kaur Bhogal (Leeds, England), Devon Freshnock (Middletown, N.J.), GK Shevaun Hayes (Melbourne, Australia), Sofia Walia (Surrey, British Columbia) and Rachel Yaney (Bridgewater, N.J.).
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