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Rutgers Women's Soccer Team Falls to #23, Looks to Move Forward this Weekend

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The Rutgers women's soccer team (3-1-1) has dropped in the rankings to number 23 according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) following a hard loss to Georgetown this past Friday. Rutgers came into that game having moved up to number 12 the week before. The Scarlet Knights lost the match to Georgetown 2-1 after the winning shot made by the Hoyas in the first minute of overtime.

This loss was a tough one for the Scarlet Knights, as they led early in the game, but allowed the Hoyas to tie the game up in the first half. Senior goalkeeper Alana Jimenez had her career best saves that game with six, but it was not enough to secure Rutgers the win.

The Rutgers ladies will be looking to put that loss behind them and move on into a tough weekend ahead. They continue their stretch of home games when they take on Cornell on Friday, September 9th and then Drexel on Sunday, September 11th. Both games will be at Yurcak field. That loss to Georgetown was the first loss at home for the Scarlet Knights in 18 home games. It should be noted that the Scarlet Knights will continue to miss veteran goalkeeper Casey Murphy, who has committed to play for the United States Under 20 National Team this fall. It's likely she misses the entire season.

The team will need to look toward senior forward Madison Tiernan to continue her excellent season so far. She has scored three goals and two assists on the season through five games.  Both of these home games will be available to stream on . Rutgers enters the weekend at 3-1-1 for the season and they begin Big Ten play on September 16th against Maryland at home.