WEST CHESTER, PA – Kara Spector (Easton, MD), Corinne Bach (Moorestown, NJ) and Katie Morad (Marlton, NJ) each scored goals as the Rutgers field hockey team (4-7) cruised to a 3-0 victory over West Chester (1-8) on Sunday afternoon. The victory snaped a six-game losing streak and marked the Scarlet Knights’ highest offensive output since a 4-3 double overtime victory against William and Mary on Sept. 5.
After failing to score for the first 21 minutes of regulation, Rutgers struck for two late goals in the first half to take a 2-0 lead into halftime. Spector beat WCU goalie Carrie Hanshue after receiving a pass from Courtney Hudson (Churchville, PA) with 13:52 remaining and Bach responded five minutes later with her third goal of the season. Spector’s goal was the first of her career.
The Scarlet Knights added an important insurance goal from Morad with 16:50 remaining in regulation. It was the first career goal for Morad, who is the all-time leading scorer in Cherokee High School history.
Rutgers’ defensive effort was led by senior Tiffany Klebez (Milford, PA), Catherine Badolato (Berlin, NJ), Heather Graver (Vincentown, NJ) and Jocelyn Mattina (Bethlehem, PA). RU held the Golden Rams to just six shots on goal, all of which were stopped by goalie Kristin Van Rooij (Den Bosch, The Netherlands), who registered her second career shutout.
On the offensive end, Rutgers outshot West Chester 11-6 and held a 9-8 advantage on penalty corners.
The Scarlet Knights return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 29, when they host 14th-ranked Delaware at the Rutgers Stadium Complex. Gametime is schedule for 7:30 p.m.