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No. 19/13 Rutgers women’s soccer defeats Delaware in OT, finishes non-conference play undefeated

Amirah Ali converted a penalty kick in the extra session.

Amirah Ali is having a strong season so far.
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The no. 19/13 Rutgers women’s soccer team completed non-conference play with an undefeated record, as they beat Delaware (4-4) by the score of 1-0 in overtime on the road Sunday afternoon. Junior All-American Amirah Ali converted a penalty kick in the 102nd minute for the golden goal and only score in the game.

Rutgers held a 19-8 shot advantage and an 8-3 edge in corner kicks. However, they couldn’t convert in regulation and played its third overtime game of the season. They are 2-0-1 in OT games in 2019 and unbeaten in its last 28 games that went to an extra session since 2016, going 12-0-16.

The Scarlet Knights actually found the back of the net early on in the 93rd minute, but it didn’t count due to an offsides call. Ali soon after converted her third penalty kick of the season, which resulted in the second game winner for her in 2019 and eighth in her career. Ali leads Rutgers this season with 5 goals and 12 points total.

Delaware goalkeeper Kamryn Stablein kept the Blue Hens in the game all afternoon, making 8 saves in the game. Rutgers goalkeeper Meagan McClelland made 1 save, completing her 5th shutout of the season.

Rutgers (6-0-1) outscored non-conference opponents 14-2. They open Big Ten play this weekend, hosting Minnesota (1-5-2) on Friday, September 20th at 7 p.m. ET and then no. 22 Wisconsin (4-2-1) on Sunday, September 22nd at noon in a match that will be shown live on BTN.