PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 3, 2012) – Former Rutgers women’s soccer standout Carli Lloyd returns to Yurcak Field on Friday, Oct. 12 for an Olympic gold medal reception at halftime of the women’s soccer match vs. Louisville (5:30 p.m.).
“It will be a thrill to have Carli back at Yurcak Field,” said head coach Glenn Crooks. “Her performance against Japan in the Olympic Final reminded me of a match against Notre Dame in her freshmen year at Yurcak. She scored both goals in a 2-1 victory that drew national attention to our program.”
Lloyd scored four goals over six matches, as the U.S. women’s national team won their third-straight gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The midfielder scored twice as the U.S. defeated Japan, 2-1, in the gold medal game.
Lloyd – who also scored the game winner in the 2008 gold medal game – started the final five contests for USA in London after coming off the bench in game one. The midfielder posted the game-winning tallies against Japan and France.
The former All-American ranks No. 1 all-time at Rutgers in career points (117), goals (50), game winners (15) and shots (295). Lloyd also holds the record for points (37), goals (15) and game winners (six) in a single season.
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