RU had the first scoring chance less than 11 minutes into the match when junior Adrienne Dugandzic (Sicklerville, NJ) ran on to a ball from Carli Lloyd (Delran, NJ) and drew the Penn State keeper out of the box. However, Dugandzic’s shot went wide of the left post.
The Nittany Lions took advantage of their first opportunity, scoring in the 14th minute when Joanna Lohman scored off Christie Welsh’s pass.
Penn State scored again in the 53rd minute when PSU goalkeeper Amanda Brown sent a free kick all the way up to Tiffany Weimer, who beat RU keeper Christine Caldwell (Wyckoff, NJ) with a looping shot over her head.
Caldwell made six saves in the loss (7-7-2).
Rutgers was rated ninth by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and 10th by Soccerbuzz in the Mid-Atlantic Region this week (Oct. 21). Penn State was ranked 10th by the NSCAA, ninth by SoccerTimes.com, 10th by Soccer America and 11th by Socceruzz in this week’s national polls. The Nittany Lions also were rated second by the NSCAA and third by Soccerbuzz in the Mid-Atlantic Region this week.
Rutgers, the third seed in the Mid-Atlantic Division, will play at Northeast Division second seed Miami Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:00 p.m. in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Tournament.
Scoring By Periods:
1 2 Final
Rutgers 0 0 0
Penn State 1 1 2
13:48 PSU Joanna Lohman Christie Welsh
52:55 PSU Tiffany Weimer Amanda Brown
Shots: Rutgers 9, Penn State 15. Saves: Rutgers 6, Penn State 2. Corner Kicks:
Rutgers 2, Penn State 11. Fouls: Rutgers 18, Penn State 13. Offsides: Rutgers
3, Penn State 3. Yellow Cards: Rutgers 1 (Cameron), Penn State 2 (Drummond,