Rutgers Women’s Soccer Knocked Out of Big Ten Tournament on PK
They fought all the way to the end. 90 minutes, plus overtime, but in the end Rutgers women’s soccer fell to Wisconsin in penalty kicks 4-1, Sunday in the Quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.
Despite getting out shot 29-8, Rutgers kept the Badgers off the scoreboard for the entire contest, as the game went scoreless through regulation and two overtimes. Rutgers goalie Olivia Bodmer was fantastic, recording nine saves in 110 minutes of action in front of the net.
Bodmer wasn’t alone of course. The entire Rutgers team left their hearts on the field Sunday. Sara Brocious made a tremendous save, clearing the ball away from the net after a header off a Badgers corner kick in the 88th minute.
On the flip side, Brocious and Allison Lowery had a shot at a goal in the seventh minute of the contest, but a save by Wisconsin goalie Erin McKinney preserved the scoreless tie.
Rielly Tiernan also came inches away from a goal for Rutgers in the 84th minute, but McKinney made a play on the ball to save it. Tiernan led the team with three shots, two of them on goal for Rutgers.
In the penalty kick, Aryssa Mahrt, Emma Jaskaniec, Hailey Baumann, and Ashley Martinez all scored for Wisconsin.
The Badgers will face Ohio State in the semifinals. Rutgers will await their NCAA fate once the tournament concludes.
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