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RU falls to No. 5 Virginia in Virginia Nike Soccer Classic Opener
Scarlet Knights lose first match of the season
  • Posted on September 06, 2013 9:48:42 PM
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  • Charlottesville, Va. (September 6, 2013) – The Rutgers women’s soccer team dropped a 6-0 decision to No. 5 Virginia Friday night at Klöckner Stadium. The loss marks the first of the season for the Scarlet Knights (4-1-0), who close out the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic on Sunday against William and Mary.

    The Cavaliers notched four second half goals to cement the victory, as Danielle Colaprico scored twice for UVA.  Morgan Stearns posted the victory in the shutout, as redshirt senior Jess Janosz (Ringwood, N.J.) lost her first match of the season. She made two saves and fell to 10-4 for her career

    The six goals were the most allowed by the Scarlet Knights since falling, 6-1, to Virginia last season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

    UVA built their lead to 2-0 just before the half, when Brittany Radcliffe struck a goal from 10 yards out. The strike was her fifth cap of the season.

    The Cavaliers notched the match’s first goal in the 30th minute of action, as Morgan Brian sent a header to the back of the net off an assist from Shasta Fisher. That goal ended Janosz’s scoreless streak to start the season at 376:57 – the second longest by a goalkeeper in RU history.

    The goal also marked the first time RU trailed in any match this season.

    The Scarlet Knights are back in action on Sunday, when they close out their stint at the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic with a match against William and Mary. Kickoff is set for noon at Klöckner Stadium. 

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