Rutgers Women’s Soccer Drops Big Ten Match to Michigan
A late second half comeback by Michigan stunned the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3-2 in Ann Arbor on Thursday night. The loss was only the second of the year for the women’s soccer team. No. 14 Rutgers now stands at 13-2-2 on the season with the regular season finale against Michigan State coming on Sunday.
Rutgers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals by Sara Brocious and Riley Tiernan, with both scores coming within the opening 11 minutes of the game.
Rutgers held that 2-0 lead until the 65th minute when Michigan’s Sara Bridenstein scored to slice the Rutgers lead in half.
11 minutes later Jenna Lang took a pass from Vickie Jones and snuck it past Megan McClelland to knot the game up at two. Two minutes later, Lang scored again, this time on an assist by Kacey Lawrence to put Michigan out front 3-2.
Before facing Michigan, Rutgers allowed all 16 of its opponents to take only 6 shots or less on goal; on Thursday, they gave up seven shots on goal. The three goals were the most Rutgers has allowed all season.