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Rutgers Field Hockey Drops 2OT Contest to No. 17 Louisville
Freshman Rachel Yaney scores for the Scarlet Knights
  • Posted on October 19, 2013 3:56:00 PM
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    Rachel Yaney

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Oct. 19, 2013) – In a tightly-contested matchup, the Rutgers field hockey team fell to No. 17 Louisville, 2-1, in double-overtime in Louisville, Ky., Saturday. Freshman Rachel Yaney (Bridgewater, N.J.) scored the goal for the Scarlet Knights.

    RU moved to 8-6 and 2-3 in the BIG EAST. The Cardinals improved to 11-4 and 4-1 in conference play. Yaney posted four shots on goal for the Scarlet Knights, while seniors Danielle Freshnock (Middletown, N.J.) and Lisa Patrone (Washington Township, N.J.), sophomore Katie Champion (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) and freshman Sofia Walia (Surrey, British Columbia) each posted one.

    Senior GK Sarah Stuby (Roxbury, N.J.) notched 10 saves in the contest, one shy of tying her career high.

    The Scarlet Knights got on the board first just 1:49 into the contest, as Yaney deflected in a shot from outside the circle off of sophomore Ali Stever’s (Ocean City, N.J.) stick. Stever was credited with the assist.

    Rutgers led throughout, until Louisville’s Shannon Sloss tied the game with just 4:41 remaining in regulation.

    Neither team could find the back of the cage in the first overtime. In the second overtime, RU’s Walia was awarded a penalty stroke, but couldn’t capitalize.

    With 5:49 left in the second overtime period, UofL’s Erin Schneidtmiller secured the win with a goal to end the match.

    The Scarlet Knights are back in action tomorrow, Oct. 20, taking on Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., at 1 p.m.

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