PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers women’s soccer team (5-3-2) tied No. 19 Boston College (8-0-2) 0-0 in double overtime in a BIG EAST Conference cross-divisional match Sept. 28 at Yurcak Field.
Following a physical, but scoreless, first 90 minutes, Rutgers had its best scoring chances of the match 90 seconds into the first overtime period. Senior Adrienne Dugandzic (Sicklerville, NJ) shot a ball across the box, which was deflected by BC goalkeeper Kate Taylor. Redshirt sophomore Christine Wentzler (Northvale, NJ) ended up with the rebound and took another hard shot, but could not find the back of the net from the left side of the box. Rutgers keeper Robyn Jones (Titusville, NJ) made three saves in the tie (3-3-2).
“It was an improvement over the last two games,” fourth-year head coach Glenn Crooks said. “We got back to it a little bit in terms of the intensity on the defensive side of the ball. Even though we only had eight shots, I was pretty happy with our attack. The backs were very organized, led by Kim Brandao (Rahway, NJ) and Courtney Hudson (Churchville, PA). Robyn wasn’t really tested in goal, but that’s a credit to the entire team’s defense, from the forwards all the way to the backs.”
RU outshot the Eagles 8-5, including a 6-2 advantage in regulation, and had six corners to Boston College’s four.
Rutgers was ranked fifth by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and seventh by Soccerbuzz in the Mid-Atlantic Region this week (Sept. 22). RU also received votes in the NSCAA Top 25 Poll. Boston College was rated 19th by the NSCAA, 18th by Soccer America and 17th by Soccerbuzz nationally. The Eagles also were ranked second by both the NSCAA and Soccerbuzz in the Northeast Region.
Rutgers will begin BIG EAST Mid-Atlantic Division play Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Seton Hall at 1:00 p.m.
Rutgers 0, No. 19 Boston College 0; Yurcak Field; Piscataway, NJ
Score By Periods
Boston College 0 0 0 0 0
Rutgers 0 0 0 0 0
Shots: BC 5, RU 8. Corner Kicks: BC 4, RU 6. Saves: BC 5, RU 3. Fouls: BC 26, RU 19. Offsides: BC 1, RU 4. Yellow Cards: BC 0, RU 0.