PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Oct. 11, 2013) – After an overtime win at home vs. Monmouth (Oct. 9), the Rutgers field hockey team welcomes BIG EAST opponent Georgetown to the Bauer Track and Field Complex Saturday, Oct. 12. The Scarlet Knights will honor their six seniors: Danielle Freshnock (Middletown, N.J.), Lisa Patrone (Washington Township, N.J.), Kaitlyn Plouse (Hummelstown, Pa.), Laura Rose (Washington Township, N.J.), Emily Strong (Medford, N.J.) and Sarah Stuby (Roxbury, N.J.), prior to the match. Following the contest, the squad will hold an autograph session.
- The Hoyas hold a 2-10 record, including an 0-3 mark in the BIG EAST. Their two wins came over Saint Louis (Sept. 29) and Holy Cross (Sept. 22).
- GK Rosalie Nolen leads the conference with 8.17 saves per game.
- Offensively, Sarah Butterfield leads the team with 13 points on six goals and one assist.
- Tiffany Hubbard is in her seventh season as the head coach.
Rutgers leads the all-time series, 10-6. The Scarlet Knights have won the last two matchups, including a 5-1 win on the road last season on Oct. 5.
Last Time Out
The Rutgers field hockey team edged in-state rival Monmouth (Oct. 9), 4-3 (OT). Freshman Rachel Yaney (Bridgewater, N.J.) scored a career-high two goals, including the game-winner in overtime.
Rutgers in the NCAA
RU ranked tied for 16th in the nation with 8.08 penalty corners per game through games of Oct. 10.
Rutgers in the BIG EAST
The Scarlet Knights were at the top the BIG EAST in penalty corners, sitting second with 8.08 per game through games of Oct. 10. RU is also fourth in shots per game (12.45) and teid for fourth in goals allowed per game (1.73) as of Oct. 6 Freshman GK Shevaun Hayes (Melbourne, Australia) sits second in the BIG EAST in GAA (1.30) and save percentage (.778) through games of 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.
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 13 points (6g, 1a). 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.).
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).
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