There is a new all-time scorer in Rutgers Women’s Lacrosse history and it is Taralyn Naslonski.
Naslonski, a graduate student at Rutgers, set the program record when she found Jenn Byrne for a score in the second quarter of Thursday’s match-up with Northwestern to pass Denise Reed (1987-90) for first on the Scarlet Knights’ all-time scoring list with 233 points during her historic career. Naslonski currently owns 235 career points with 165 goals and 70 assists.
Meanwhile, Rutgers lost a tough one to Northwestern 21-13 to fall to 10-3 on the season and 2-2 in the Big Ten Conference. It’s the second straight loss for Rutgers, who lost to Arizona State in overtime on Sunday.
Rutgers fell behind early, trailing by as much as 3-0 before Naslonki’s 41st goal of the season sparked the offense with 9:07 to go in the first quarter. Rutgers got as close as a single goal, 11-10 when Cassidy Spilis scored on a pass by Jenna Byrne with 14:11 to go in the third quarter. However, Northwestern would go on to outscore Rutgers 10-3 the rest of the way, including outscoring the Scarlet Knights 6-1 in the fourth quarter.
Naslonski finished her record-setting night with four goals, two assists, and six points, while Spilis had three goals and Marin Hartshorn had a pair of goals.
Rutgers is off this weekend and will host Wagner next Wednesday night, April 13, at 6 p.m.