The Rutgers women’s soccer team continued their recent strong play with an important 1-0 victory over Indiana in overtime on the road on Saturday night.
Sophomore Brittany LaPlant scored the game winner for the second consecutive game, this time in the 96th minute. Kenie Wright crossed the ball into the box and LaPlant headed it in from about five yards out. It was the fourth goal of the season for LaPlant and the fifth assist for Wright.
Can't stop watching this game winning header by Brittany LaPlant in OT! Look at that assist by Kenie Wright too! pic.twitter.com/r8ck51UuxS— RutgersWomensSoccer (@RUWSoccer) October 22, 2017
"[Scoring the game winner] is something you never get used to," said LaPlant. "Having the opportunity to play for something so much greater than yourself and getting that result is just amazing."
"We always stress the importance of box organization and making front post and back post runs," said LaPlant. "I did my best to make a hard run to the back post. Kenie played a beautiful ball and I was able to get my head on it and put it away."
It was the third consecutive shutout and 13th overall this season for Rutgers and goalkeeper Casey Murphy, who made 3 saves in the win. She now has 42 shutouts in her Rutgers career, which is second most in program history and third most in Big Ten history.
The Scarlet Knights are also 3-0-3 in overtime results this season.
Indiana falls to 6-8-4 overall and 2-5-3 in the Big Ten. #25 Rutgers is now 11-2-4 overall and 5-2-3 In the conference. They now head home to prepare for their season finale against Michigan (6-5-6; 3-4-3) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The game will be televised live on the Big Ten Network.