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Rutgers Field Hockey Hosts Georgetown for Senior Day
Scarlet Knights to honor six seniors prior to the match
  • Posted on October 11, 2013 4:47:15 PM
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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Oct. 11, 2013) – After an overtime win at home vs. Monmouth (Oct. 9), the Rutgers field hockey team welcomes BIG EAST opponent Georgetown to the Bauer Track and Field Complex Saturday, Oct. 12. The Scarlet Knights will honor their six seniors: Danielle Freshnock (Middletown, N.J.), Lisa Patrone (Washington Township, N.J.), Kaitlyn Plouse (Hummelstown, Pa.), Laura Rose (Washington Township, N.J.), Emily Strong (Medford, N.J.) and Sarah Stuby (Roxbury, N.J.), prior to the match. Following the contest, the squad will hold an autograph session.

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    Georgetown Notes

    - The Hoyas hold a 2-10 record, including an 0-3 mark in the BIG EAST. Their two wins came over Saint Louis (Sept. 29) and Holy Cross (Sept. 22).

    - GK Rosalie Nolen leads the conference with 8.17 saves per game.

    - Offensively, Sarah Butterfield leads the team with 13 points on six goals and one assist.

    - Tiffany Hubbard is in her seventh season as the head coach.

    Series History

    Rutgers leads the all-time series, 10-6. The Scarlet Knights have won the last two matchups, including a 5-1 win on the road last season on Oct. 5.

    Last Time Out

    The Rutgers field hockey team edged in-state rival Monmouth (Oct. 9), 4-3 (OT). Freshman Rachel Yaney (Bridgewater, N.J.) scored a career-high two goals, including the game-winner in overtime.

    Rutgers in the NCAA

    RU ranked tied for 16th in the nation with 8.08 penalty corners per game through games of Oct. 10.

    Rutgers in the BIG EAST

    The Scarlet Knights were at the top the BIG EAST in penalty corners, sitting second with 8.08 per game through games of Oct. 10. RU is also fourth in shots per game (12.45) and teid for fourth in goals allowed per game (1.73) as of Oct. 6 Freshman GK Shevaun Hayes (Melbourne, Australia) sits second in the BIG EAST in GAA (1.30) and save percentage (.778) through games of Oct. 6.

    Shootout Win

    The Scarlet Knights won in a shootout at Villanova on Oct. 4, 3-2. It marked the first shootout for RU since a 2-1 win at Fairfield on Sept. 10, 2002.

    Win over a Ranked Foe

    The 1-0 win over No. 16 Drexel marked RU’s first win over a ranked opponent since taking down No. 19 Albany, 3-2, on Aug. 24, 2012. The shutout was RU’s second of the season, also defeating La Salle, 4-0, on Sept. 6.

    Fresh Stuff from Freshnock

    Senior Danielle Freshnock (Middletown, N.J.) had a great weekend for the Scarlet Knights. Against Villanova, the senior scored in the shootout to help RU to victory. At No. 16 Drexel, she scored the lone goal of the contest to help the Scarlet Knights to a 1-0 win.

    The Say-Hayes Kid

    Freshman GK Shevaun Hayes (Melbourne, Australia) showed great stuff between the posts at Villanova and Drexel. Hayes didn’t surrender a single goal in 150:00 minutes of play, including a shootout win over the Wildcats and a career-high nine saves against the No. 16 Dragons.

    Heart of a Champion

    Sophomore Katie Champion (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) scored the game-winning goal with just 3:02 remaining in the game at Lafayette on Sept. 29 to give RU a 2-1 victory.

    The Wright Stuff

    Junior Sophie Wright (Devizes, United Kingdom) leads Rutgers with 13 points (6g, 1a). Her performance vs. Boston College (Aug. 31) and at Vermont (Sept. 1) earned her BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition on Sept. 2.

    Can’t Stop Stuby

    Senior Sarah Stuby (Roxbury, N.J.) earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll recognition on Sept. 9 after recording a shutout against La Salle (Sept. 6) and tying a career-high with 11 saves against then-No. 10 Duke (Sept. 8). She also posted 10 saves vs. No. 3 UConn on Sept. 22.

    Fresh Faces

    The Scarlet Knights have started five freshmen in 2013: Ashpal Kaur Bhogal (Leeds, England), Devon Freshnock (Middletown, N.J.), GK Shevaun Hayes (Melbourne, Australia), Sofia Walia (Surrey, British Columbia) and Rachel Yaney (Bridgewater, N.J.).

    Ranked Foes

    RU has faced six ranked opponents this season. The Scarlet Knights have played No. 19 Boston College (Aug. 31), No. 10 Duke (Sept. 8), No. 13 Albany (Sept. 15), No. 3 UConn (Sept. 22), No. 17 Temple and No. 16 Drexel (Oct. 6).

    Follow Rutgers Athletics on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RutgersAthletics) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/RUAthletics) for all of the latest news and updates. For specific updates regarding Rutgers field hockey, follow the program on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RUFieldHockey), Twitter (@RUFieldHockey) and Instagram (@rutgersfieldhockey). Fans can receive timely information, including special offers and giveaways throughout the year on both social media outlets along with www.ScarletKnights.com.

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