The No. 10 Rutgers field hockey team earned its fourth win over a ranked opponent on Friday with a 3-2 victory over No. 20 Monmouth (4-3)
Milena Redlingshoefer, Kerrie Burns and Guillermina Causarano scored while Carly Snarksi added an assist. All-American goalkeeper Gianna Glatz played the first half, allowing one goal and making two saves while backup Sophia Howard also allowed a goal and made two saves in the second half.
Redlingshoefer gave RU the lead in the first quarter with a penalty shot. She now is tied for the team lead with 3 goals and has a team high 12 points on the season.
Rutgers scored two goals just 86 seconds apart in the second quarter. Burns made it 2-0 and then Causarano notched the first goal of her career to give RU a commanding 3-0 lead.
The Hawks got a goal right before halftime and then made it a little interesting with a second tally in the fourth quarter. Even so, the Scarlet Knights held on for the victory.
Rutgers held a 13-8 shots advantage and held a wide 9-2 margin in penalty corners.
Abby Regn played in her first game of the season and made a key defensive save. Having the veteran back on the field is a major benefit for this team.
“On offense, we had some really good sequences, working down the right side and we had some good midfield transfers,” Milena Redlingshoefer explained. “It’s a good feeling to come off the field with another win, but we know we can still improve.”
“It’s a really good team effort, with the strikers getting that outcome for me to be able to score on the stroke,” Redlingshoefer explained. “Taking on this role, I’m now used to being the one to step up there and finish that stroke.”
“I think we played a very good game,” Causarano said. “My goal, it was a great play from the whole team to make it happen. For me to get my first goal, I’m very happy. We were playing two-touch hockey, when we play together, that’s our best hockey.”
The No. 10 Scarlet Knights (5-1) will travel to face No. 22 Delaware (2-5) on Sunday, September 19 at 1 pm.