Rutgers Women’s Soccer Improves to 7-0
Official Rutgers Press Release:
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – No. 6 Rutgers women’s soccer (7-0-0) continued its torrid start to the 2022 season by erasing a 1-0 deficit to La Salle (5-2-0) with three unanswered goals to claim a 3-1 victory at Yurcak Field on Thursday evening.Allison Lowrey, a La Salle own goal, and some final insurance from Kylie Daigle.These Scarlet Knights become one of just two teams in program history to begin a campaign 7-0-0, joining the 2015 College Cup team that began 8-0-0. La Salle struck first on Thursday, drawing a penalty in the 8th minute as Alyssa Gargiulo converted for the 1-0 lead. Rutgers responded with three unanswered goals from
Lowrey leveled the score in the 17th with her team-leading fifth goal of the year after Becci Fluchel played a brilliant pass to the top of the box, where Lowrey settled with the inside of her foot to set up a quick shot to the right-side netting to equalize at 1-1.
Just two minutes and nine seconds later, Allison Lynch ran on to a ball served deep by Sara Brocious into the Explorers’ box. Lynch selflessly gave up the shot and attempted to pass to a wide-open Lowrey, but a La Salle defender broke up the pass and watched it deflect into the net for an own goal. The score remained 2-1 in Rutgers’ favor at half.
Daigle needed just over two minutes into the second half to add some insurance against a scrappy Explorers side, grabbing her third goal of the season in the 48th. The finish was just as precise as the passing that led to the opportunity. Riley Tiernan played the ball back to the top of the box, where Brocious knocked a one-timer into attacking space for Daigle. The sophomore striker settled and knocked the shot off the near post and into goal for the 3-1 advantage.
Rutgers outshot La Salle, 24-6, while holding the Explorers to two shots on goal, including the penalty kick. Rutgers took six corners compared to La Salle’s three, while La Salle keeper Michela Auguadro made eight saves.
The Scarlet Knights remain home to host LSU on Sun., Sept. 11 at 12 p.m. at Yurcak Field.
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