PISCATAWAY, N.J. (October 26, 2012) – Rutgers field hockey (8-10) kicked off weekend play on Friday evening in College Park, Md. with an out of conference matchup with No.6 Maryland (14-4). The Scarlet Knights fell to the Terrapins, 3-1.
In the first half of action, the Terps slotted two goals past the RU defense. The first goal was knocked in during the 24th minute by Janessa Pope and the second goal came just three minutes later at the hands of Megan Frazer.
As the second half started Rutgers was down 2-0, and after battling for control, Jenn Staab (Marmora, N.J.) collected a pass from Danielle Freshnock (Middletown, N.J.) and sent it to freshman midfielder Alyssa Bull (Oakville, Ontario) who knocked in her fifth goal of the season.
With the Bull goal bringing the deficit to one, Maryland senior Megan Frazer responded in the last minute of play by scoring her second goal of the contest to seal the 3-1 victory for the Terps.
RU goalie Sarah Stuby (Roxbury, N.J.) recorded a career-high 11 saves on the day. The RU defense held tough throughout the game, but the back-to-back national champions ended up taking home the win.
The Scarlet Knights return home to Bauer Track and Field Complex to face Columbia for senior day on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. Seven seniors will be honored for their accomplishments as part of the Rutgers field hockey program.
In Sunday’s action with nonconference opponent Columbia, Rutgers will return home to conclude the 2012 regular season. Rutgers owns a 5-3 all-time record over Columbia, and the squads last met in 2011 when the Scarlet Knights traveled to the Baker Athletics Complex. In last season’s contest, RU dropped the match, 2-1, with the lone goal for Rutgers coming from the hands of current senior Scarlet Knight Cornelia Duffin (Moorestown, N.J.).
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