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.
A convincing victory today for #RUFH as they down Hofstra 8-0!— Rutgers Field Hockey (@RUFieldHockey) August 31, 2018
Watch the highlights and check out the recap: https://t.co/LO5N8SCdJr pic.twitter.com/o9NphMSIP4
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.