Guillermina Causarano scored a key goal in RU's 2-1 win over Cal to help Field Hockey improve to 3-0. COURTESY of RUTGERS ATHLETICS.

Rutgers field hockey is off to a blistering start to the 2023 season after it downed Cal 2-1 to improve to 3-0 in the young season. It is the second time in three years that Rutgers has opened the season at 3-0.

However, this start is extra impressive considering Rutgers swept three games out in California against UC Davis, Stanford, and Cal. The road trip isn’t even over, as the Scarlet Knights have four more road games coming up before hosting LeSale on September 17.

Game Recap:

Against Cal, Rutgers stormed back from an early 1-0 deficit, as Puck Winter and Guillermina Causarano scored for Rutgers. Winter’s goal came seven minutes into the contest, knotting the score at one. With the game deadlocked for the next two periods, Causarano took a kick-out save that rolled back to her, and slapped it into the back of the net for the 2-1 lead.

Sophia Howard got the win, allowing a goal over 60 minutes of action with five saves.  Rutgers visits UCONN on Friday.

Soccer Returns to Piscataway

Women’s soccer earned a dominant 7-0 victory over FDU on Monday, in its return to Yurcak Field after a lengthy road trip.  Allison Lowry scored three goals, while nine other Rutgers players recorded a point.

Lowry owns 20 career goals in her Rutgers career. The hat trick was the first by a Rutgers player since Nneka Moneme’s three goals against Fordham on Aug. 25, 2019, a 5-0 victory for the Scarlet Knights.

Men’s Soccer Home Opener

The defending Big Ten Champions made their return to Yurcak on Monday night and fought St. John’s to a two-all tie in front of a packed crowd for the home opener. Rutgers is now 0-1-1 on the season.

Curt Calov notched his first goal of the season on a penalty kick 10 minutes into the opening period to give RU a 1-0 lead.

Rutgers would take the lead back at 2-1 in the 51st minute when Jackson Temple scored his first goal of the year when he chased down a loose ball and punched it into the net in a one-on-one with the goalie.

Unfortunately for RU, St. John’s tied the game when Nicolas Fleuriau Chateau scored untouched through the teeth of the Rutgers defense for his second goal of the night.

Rutgers Fan Fest 8.20.23

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