PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 6, 2012) – No. 21 Rutgers women’s soccer wraps up nonconference play this weekend, hosting Stony Brook on Friday, Sept. 7 at Yurcak Field before heading to Hanover, N.H. to face Dartmouth on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Kickoff for the Stony Brook match will be 7 p.m. and can be seen live on RVision, presented by AT&T. Sunday’s game time vs. Dartmouth is set for 4:30 p.m. Sunday’s video feed can be found on DartmouthSports.com.
Three Scarlet Knights scored their first career goals this weekend as RU went 1-1 in College Station, Texas. Redshirt freshman Amanda DeVolk (Frisco, Texas) gave RU an early 1-0 lead over No. 17 Texas A&M. Freshman forward Rachel Cole (Teaneck, N.J.) scored the game winner against SHSU and junior Brielle Buis (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) added the insurance goal in the 87th minute.
Rutgers holds a 5-0-1 advantage in the all-time series against Stony Brook, last facing the Seawolves on Aug. 20, 2010. RU shut out SBU 3-0 as Gina DeMaio and Julie Lancos combined for the Scarlet Knights’ three scores.
Stony Brook comes into Friday’s match with a 4-1-1 record, unbeaten in the last five contests. Three Seawolves have scored two goals apiece, including freshman Raven Edwards, who was named the Women’s Player of the Week by Big Apple Soccer on Monday. In the net for Stony Brook will be junior Ashley Castanio, who maintains a 0.96 GAA.
Head coach Sue Ryan enters her 28th season with the Seawolves. Ryan has led SBU to at least the America East semifinals four of the last five seasons.
Rutgers holds a 2-0 all-time series edge against Dartmouth, last facing the Big Green on Sept. 11, 2011. Forward Jonelle Filigno (Mississauga, ON, Canada) scored on a penalty kick in 92nd minute to give RU the 1-0 OT win.
Dartmouth comes into the weekend with a 1-1 record. Kim Rose and Kendall Kraus have each scored a goal for the Big Green. In the net for Dartmouth will be sophomore Tatiana Saunders, who made five saves in her second complete game of the season.
Head coach Theresa Wagner Romagnolo enters her second season with the Big Green. She is the 10th head coach in program history and went 4-12 overall last season, including 2-5 in Ivy League play.
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