The Rutgers Women’s Soccer team traveled to Ann Arbor, MI on Thursday night to take on Michigan University for the third time in team history. Unfortunately, the Scarlet Knights were unable to finish the Wolverines on their home field. Rutgers lost to Michigan 3-2 in a game that went to double overtime. Rutgers which is ranked 19th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is now (7-2-2) on the season following the loss.
Although RU outshot Michigan 25-12, they were unable to stop Michigan senior Nicky Waldeck who had three goals on the day including the game winner in double overtime. That was the most allowed by Rutgers since 2013. Senior captain Madison Tiernan scored first for RU in the 26th minute to tie the game at 1-1. Amanda Visco scored the second goal for RU in the 72nd minute to put Rutgers briefly in the lead 2-1.
RU goalkeeper Alana Jimenez had a very busy day, she had a career-high seven saves against Michigan. Despite getting beat three times by Waldeck, Jimenez played rather well in a rainy, difficult game. Number 19 ranked Rutgers will try to push past this loss and move on to the next game. This loss was the first against Michigan University all time for Rutgers and brings the record to 1-1-1.