PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 11, 2014) – The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team (3-3) takes on its third ranked opponent in as many games on Wednesday, March 12, as the squad welcomes future Big Ten foe, No. 11 Penn State (3-3), “To the Banks.” The Scarlet Knights will host its second-straight home contest at High Point Solutions Stadium - Rutgers’s 52,454-seat football facility.
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In its last time in action, RU fell to No. 18 Stony Brook, 14-4, on Saturday, March 8 at home. Sophomore attacker Kim Kolodny (Farmingdale, N.Y.) led Rutgers with a team-high three points on two goals and an assist.
The Seawolves jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the first half and proceeded to outscore the hosts, 8-3, in the second stanza. SBU outshot the Scarlet Knights by a 24-17 margin, including 12-5 in the first half.
Senior attackers Megan Clements (Pennington, N.J.) and Katrina Martinelli (Moorestown, N.J.) lead the Scarlet Knights offensively this season with a team-high seven points on four goals and three assists each. In goal, redshirt freshman Amanda Currell has denied 50 attempts and leads the BIG EAST in saves per game (8.33) and is second in save percentage (.575).
No. 11 Penn State enters Wednesday’s game with a 3-3 mark, most recently taking down No. 12 Loyola, 18-11, on March 8 in University Park, Pa. Seven Nittany Lions recorded at least three points, led by sophomore midfielder Madison Cyr’s career day of six points on four goals and two assists. Junior midfielder Kelly Lechner and sophomore midfielder Jenna Mosketti each netted four-goals apiece, while freshman midfielder Abby Smucker also notched a hat trick (3 Gs).
The Nittany Lions are led on the attack by Cyr and junior Maggie McCormick, who each have 15 points on the year. Mosketti leads the squad in scores and draw controls with 12 and 25, respectively.
Wednesday marks the first time in over 15 years that the Scarlet Knights will take on the Nittany Lions. The last time the two teams met was during the 1998 season in the ECAC Tournament. PSU won the matchup, 14-9. The Nittany Lions lead the series with a 13-1 record, with RU’s lone win occurring in 1996 (W, 7-6) in Piscataway.
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