Hugo Le Guennec of Rutgers Soccer. Photo: Rutgers Athletics.

Official Rutgers Press Release:

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers men’s soccer team (4-1-2, 1-0-0) opened Big Ten play with a 4-2 win over Northwestern (1-4-2, 0-1-0) on Saturday night at Yurcak Field. Cole Cruthers and Hugo Le Guennec recorded the first scores of their careers while Jason Bouregy and Jackson Temple also added goals.

The Scarlet Knights have now stayed unbeaten through its last five games, dating back to Sept. 2 with a 1-1 draw against Princeton.

Rutgers didn’t waste any time getting on the board as Bouregy found Cruthers for the first score of the night in the second minute of play to give his team an early 1-0 edge.

Northwestern answered with the equalizer in the 20th minute. The tie didn’t last for long though, as Temple found the back of the net to put the Scarlet Knights back on top, 2-1.

In the 50th minute Le Guennec played a through ball to Bouregy for a goal of his own, adding to RU’s lead, 3-1.

Shortly after in the 65th minute of play, Ola Maeland crossed the ball and found Le Guennec for a highlight-worthy score to keep Rutgers ahead, 4-1.

Before the end of regulation, the Wildcats found the net one last time to end the contest with a final score of 4-2.