PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers women’s lacrosse team (9-3, 1-2 BIG EAST) ran away with a 21-2 victory against Manhattan (3-9) Tuesday afternoon on Yurcak Field. The Scarlet Knights are ranked 20th in the latest Brine/ IWLCA Coaches Poll (April 14).
The Scarlet Knights jumped out to an early 6-0 lead during a five-minute span
(25:44-20:56). Manhattan’s Anne Staudt scored the Jaspers first goal of the afternoon at the 19:40 mark, reducing the Knights’ lead to five (6-1), but senior Claire Grooms (Camillus, NY) answered with her second goal of the afternoon, off a pass from Jessica Mosey (Skaneateles, NY). Victoria Carman scored what would be Manhattan’s final goal of the day with 14:22 to play in the first half. The Scarlet Knights went on to score eight unanswered goals in the remaining 14 minutes of the first half to lead 15-2 at the break. During that span, senior Kate Slotman (Moorestown, NJ), sophomore Lindsay Rising (Spring City, PA) and freshman Patra Krinis (Somerville, NJ) scored two goals each.
RU held the Jaspers scoreless in the second half while it scored six more goals to pick up the non-conference win, 21-2. Sophomore Lyndsey Feldman (Ft. Myers, FL), the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week, held the Jaspers to two goals in the first half, while freshman Jaclyn Greenbaum (Ellicott City, MD) made one save to hold MC scoreless in the second half. Jasper goalie Isy Pananon made 18 saves in cage.
Slotman, Krinis and Grooms led the Knights in scoring with three goals apiece, while junior Maggie Bopp (Lindenhurst, NY) and sophomores Lisa Savage (Cortlandt Manor, NY) and Rising each scored two. In all, 15 different Scarlet Knights contributed to the offensive effort.
Rutgers will host Boston College in BIG EAST action Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. as the first part of a RU lacrosse double-header. The eighth-ranked men’s lacrosse team (9-2) will host No. 18 Penn State following the women’s game at 3 p.m.
1 2 F
Manhattan 2 - 2
Rutgers 15 6 21
4:16 RU Maggie Bopp (Jessica Mosey) 1-0
5:03 RU J. Mosey (Cali Wojdyla) 2-0
6:33 RU Melissa Mosey (Cristina Curiale) 3-0
8:22 RU Jessica Apel 4-0
8:54 RU Kate Slotman (Wojdyla) 5-0
9:04 RU Claire Grooms (J. Mosey) 6-0
10:20 MC Anne Staudt (Erin Warren) 6-1
13:21 RU Grooms (Kathleen Holley) 7-1
15:38 MC Victoria Carman 7-2
16:00 RU Lisa Savage 8-2
16:31 RU Lindsay Rising (free position) 9-2
17:46 RU Slotman 10-2
23:51 RU Patra Krinis (free position) 11-2
27:22 RU Krinis (Rising) 12-2
28:57 RU Slotman (Rising) 13-2
29:09 RU Rising (Slotman) 14-2
29:43 RU Hiering 15-2
33:09 RU Andrea Leininger 16-2
35:10 RU Bopp 17-2
41:28 RU Grooms (Curiale) 18-2
43:38 RU Krinis (Apel) 19-2
49:19 RU Emily Widrick 20-2
52:45 RU Savage (free position) 21-2
MC – Isy Pananon (18)
RU – Lyndsey Feldman (0); Jaclyn Greenbaum (1)
Shots on Goal:
MC – 4
RU – 41 (6 free position)
MC – 12
RU – 15
MC – 5
RU - 10