Rutgers Field Hockey Topples Michigan in Big Ten Quarterfinals
Rutgers Field Hockey is moving on to the Big Ten Semifinals. Ranked No. five in the nation, the Scarlet Knights punched their ticket to the next round after a 1-0 win over Michigan out in Ann Arbor.
Paulina Niklaus scored her third goal of the year in the 56th minute to extend her goal-scoring streak to three straight games.
Rutgers Field Hockey on Twitter: "GOAL!! Paulina Niklaus comes through and she gives #RUFH a 1-0 lead late in the 4th quarter! pic.twitter.com/H3xVzRNHxW / Twitter"
GOAL!! Paulina Niklaus comes through and she gives #RUFH a 1-0 lead late in the 4th quarter! pic.twitter.com/H3xVzRNHxW
Meanwhile, goalie Sophia Howard made three saves for the Scarlet Knights to record her sixth shutout of the season. Overall it was another impressive defensive performance for Rutgers who found a way to keep Michigan off the scoreboard, despite Michigan holding a 9-7 shots advantage. Rutgers did outshoot the wolverines on goal, 5-3.
Rutgers Field Hockey on Twitter: "The hugs feel good after this one! #RUFH earns a 1-0 win over Michigan and advance to the #B1GFH Semifinals for the 2nd time ever. RU will play the Maryland/Iowa winner at 3:30 pm on Friday on BTN pic.twitter.com/qbQQcqJkJq / Twitter"
The hugs feel good after this one! #RUFH earns a 1-0 win over Michigan and advance to the #B1GFH Semifinals for the 2nd time ever. RU will play the Maryland/Iowa winner at 3:30 pm on Friday on BTN pic.twitter.com/qbQQcqJkJq
The victory gets Rutgers back on track after dropping the final two games of the regular season. At 16-2, Rutgers earned its first ever win against Michigan from outside the state of New Jersey. It is the club’s fourth win overall against the Wolverines, with two of those victories coming in the Big Ten Tournament. The win was RU’s seventh against a ranked opponent.
Who will they see next? Rutgers will see the winner of tonight’s Maryland vs. Iowa match-up in the semifinals on Friday.
All the New Hallmark Christmas Movies for this Year
It’s never too early to plan your Christmas viewing schedule! With that in mind, The Hallmark Channel is already getting into the Christmas spirit, with a new Christmas movie dropping every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8 pm ET. Watch the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and its streaming service Hallmark Movies Now. On the weekend of October 20, Hallmark kicked off their “Countdown to Christmas” with Checkin’ it Twice, Where Are You, Christmas?, and Under the Christmas Sky. On the weekend of October 26, the channel debuts Ms. Christmas Comes to Town, Christmas By Design, and Mystic Christmas.
Some of the actors and actresses who will be featured in the films include Kevin McGarry, Kim Matula, Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rady, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Ryan Paevey, Rebecca Dalton, Jonathan Keltz, Jessy Schram, Chandler Massey, Jaicy Elliot and Brant Daugherty, among many others.
Hallmark has made an industry of sorts out of holiday movies and most of them get re-aired every year. Per Vox, the 2006 film The Christmas Card, made Hallmark realize that it could focus on Christmas programming in November and December. And that film has continued to air every holiday season since its debut.
Appropriate for a channel that was started by a greeting card company, Hallmark does very well with seasonal programming. But apparently, they work on Christmas programming all year round. The Vox feature reports that they shoot Christmas movies even in the summer. Of course, they have to put effort into making it always look like Christmas. But it’s surely worth it to come up with tons of Christmas content.
Take a look below at the full schedule. And for more information about every new movie, head to their “Countdown to Christmas” site.
Keep scrolling to see the full lineup and synopsis of Hallmark’s Christmas movies this year: