Rutgers Field Hockey looked pretty perfect in an 8-0 over Hofstra Friday afternoon. They outshot Hofstra 36-0 and lead 12-0 in penalty corners. Six different players tallied goals in the win. This was the first time since 2003 that these two teams have played each other and Rutgers leads 15-2 all-time in the series.
VICTORY! #RUFH defeats Hofstra 8-0!— Rutgers Field Hockey (@RUFieldHockey) August 31, 2018
Alanna Gollotto and Austyn Cuneo each scored two goals.
Tayla Parkes, Daphne Groothuis, Kassidy Shetler and Noelle Bessette each had goals in the win. pic.twitter.com/HuYhbFZ7bE
Rutgers took the lead 12 minutes into the game when freshman Tayla Parkes scored her first collegiate goal off of a rebound. Sophomore Gracey Butsack’s assist on the goal is the first of her career.
Junior Alanna Gollotto followed suit with her first career goal not too long after to give Rutgers a two-goal lead, followed by sophomore Daphne Groothius converting on a penalty stroke late in the first half to send Rutgers into halftime with a 3-0 lead.
The team added five more goals during the second half. Gollotto added another goal for her first career multi-goal game and Austyn Cuneo had a two-goal game as well. Groothius would also tally three assists in addition to her goal in the first half; her assists are a new single-game high.
Noelle Bessette and Kassidy Shetler scored the remaining goals in the second half; Bessette’s tally was her first collegiate goal. Cuneo’s eight shots led the team; Shetler had seven and Groothius had six. Cuneo and Kerrie Burns also had assists.
Goalkeepers Gianna Glatz and Amanda Lamb combined for the shutout; this is Glatz’s second shutout of the season and fifth of her career. Glatz played nearly 44 minutes. Hofstra’s goalkeeper Betty Bosma made 18 saves, nine in each half.
Field hockey will look to keep the momentum going as they host No. 18 St. Joe’s in the third game of their five-game home stand; the game is currently scheduled for 1PM tomorrow (Sunday, September 2) at the Bauer Track & Field Complex. St. Joe’s is 3-0 to start the season and won 1-0 over Delaware on Friday.