Piscataway, N.J. (April 12, 2012) – Heading into its final home weekend, the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team (7-5, 2-2 BIG EAST) will host Louisville and Cincinnati at Yurcak Field this Friday and Sunday. The Scarlet Knights will take on the Cardinals Friday, April 13 at 5 p.m. before facing off against the Bearcats on Sunday, April 15 at 12 noon.
Both contests will be streamed live via RVision, presented by AT&T. Danny Breslauer will have the call. Sunday will serve as Senior Day for six Scarlet Knights: Rebecca Alley (Tewksbury, N.J.), Kaitlyn Curran (North Brunswick, N.J.), Brittany Davis (Wading River, N.Y.), Danielle Mascera (Verona, N.J.), Ali Steinberg (Suffern, N.Y.) and Lindsey Watts (Hillsborough, N.J.).
RU is coming off a 15-10 loss at No. 2 Syracuse Saturday. Junior midfielder Stephanie Anderson (Wading River, N.Y.) earned her sixth hat trick of the season with three goals. The Scarlet Knights down the Villanova Wildcats last Friday by a score of 13-5.
Rutgers is 1-3 all-time versus the Louisville. Last season, Steinberg paced RU with three goals, but UofL edged RU, 10-8.
Louisville (3-8, 1-3 BIG EAST) is looking to bounce back from a 19-11 loss against No. 13 Georgetown. Sophomore midfielder Nikki Boltja leads the Cardinals with 42 goals on the season, good for first in the BIG EAST. Junior goalkeeper Danielle Pawliw maintains a 15.10 GAA and a .377 save percentage between the pipes.
The Scarlet Knights have never lost to the Bearcats, holding a 3-0 all-time record. In 2011, RU beat UC 12-9 on the road. Watts led the Scarlet Knights with three goals in the contest.
Cincinnati (3-5, 0-2 BIG EAST) is coming off a 16-8 loss to Loyola (Md.) on Friday night. Senior midfielder Rachel Mercier scored a goal in the first minute of the game, and has 13 goals and 12 assists this season. Sophomore goalkeeper Jennifer Walsh stopped 10 shots in the loss and has 80 saves this year.
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