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Rutgers Olympic Sports Review: Sept 8 - 14

Men's soccer records first B1G win, and a Rutgers player earns Big Ten Player of the Week honors

JP Correa earns first PoW for men's soccer
JP Correa earns first PoW for men's soccer
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Men's Soccer  3-2 (B1G 1-0)

Let it be known and spread across the annals of Big Ten and Rutgers lore, that the men's soccer team was the first team in Rutgers' history to score a victory in the Big Ten.  The Knights prevailed in overtime against Wisconsin, 3-2.

Junior JP Correa scored the winning goal in the 97th minute of that game to secure the win. For his efforts, Correa was named Big Ten Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.  The golden goal against the Badgers was his second of the game.  Correa's goal came just a minute after goalkeeper David Greczek made a key stop to keep the game going. Junior Rayon Gibbs scored the other Rutgers goal in the contest.

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David Stluka - Wisconsin Athletic Communications

Women's Soccer 4-1 (B1G 0-1)

Following a No. 25 ranking, the Knights went on the road for their first B1G game against Maryland, but came up short, losing 2-0 before  a crowd of over 1400.  GK Casey Murphy made four saves and has an .824 save percentage and 0.60 GAA.

Field Hockey  4-2

Field hockey went 1-1 on the week, topping William & Mary 3-2 and losing to ninth-ranked Virginia 4-3 on overtime.  Against the Tribe, Goalkeeper Shevaun Hayes recorded eight saves in the victory, with Sofia Walia scoring twice and Nicole Imbriaco adding to her team co-leading total (4) with another goal.

Against UVa, the Knights scored early but could not hold the lead. Katie Champion scored her first two goals and Rutgers held a two-goal lead in the second half, but were unable to hang on for the win.

Field Hockey opens its Big Ten slate on Sunday, September 21 at home against Iowa.

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Katie Champion - scarletknight.com

Volleyball  5-4

The team went 1-2 at a tournament in Rhode Island, defeating NJIT before losing to Cincinnati and Rhode Island.  Against the NJIT Highlanders, Senior setter Nicole Bayer led RU with 15 assists, followed by freshman setter Talia Holze with 14 assists. Freshman outside Meme Fletcher tallied a team-high 14 kills in the victory. Senior libero Ali Schroeter led the squad with 13 digs.  Sophomore middle Lauren Cloyd was named to the Wendy Miranda All-Tournament Team following her performance.  The team has already equaled its win total of 2013-14.

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Coming up at home....and nearby

A lot of activity on the New Brunswick/Piscataway campus, including Big Ten contests in Field Hockey and both Men's and Women's Soccer.

9/16/2014

Men's Soccer

Monmouth

Yurcak Field

7:00 PM

9/19-20/2014

Men's Golf

Rutgers Invitational

Rutgers Golf Course

9/19/2014

Women's Soccer

Michigan State

Yurcak Field

7:00 PM

9/19/2014

Women's Volleyball

Akron

College Ave. Gym

12:00 PM

9/19/2014

Women's Volleyball

American

College Ave. Gym

7:30 PM

9/20/2014

Men's Soccer

Indiana

Yurcak Field

7:00 PM

9/20/2014

Men's Golf

Rutgers Invitational

Piscataway, N.J.

9/20/2014

Women's Volleyball

Princeton

College Ave. Gym

5:30 PM

9/20/2014

Women's Volleyball

James Madison

College Ave. Gym

12:30 PM

9/20/2014

Cross Country

Monmouth Invitational

Holmdel, N.J.

9/21/2014

Field Hockey

Iowa

Bauer Track & Field Hockey Complex

12:00 PM

9/21/2014

Women's Soccer

Michigan

Yurcak Field

1:00 PM