Blom, who is in her second season “On the Banks” after transferring from Quinnipiac, scored in the 87th minute when Pittsburgh keeper Jamie Pelusi was unable to hang on to Carli Lloyd’s (Delran, NJ) shot. Blom punched in the rebound for the day’s only goal.
Senior Christine Caldwell (Wyckoff, NJ) made two saves for her fourth shutout of the year (4-2-1).
Lloyd’s assist moved the sophomore all-American into sole possession of eighth place on the RU career points chart (51).
Rutgers was rated sixth by Soccerbuzz and eighth by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in the Mid-Atlantic Region this week (Sept. 16). RU also received votes in the SoccerTimes.com national poll.
Rutgers will finish its three-match BIG EAST road trip at Villanova (5-1-2, 1-1 BIG EAST) Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 4:00 p.m.
Scoring By Periods:
1 2 Final|
Rutgers 0 1 1
Pittsburgh 0 0 0
RU 86:03 Dana Blom (1) Carli Lloyd (4)
Shots: Rutgers 22, Pittsburgh 5. Saves: Rutgers 2, Pittsburgh 10. Corner Kicks: Rutgers 2, Pittsburgh 4. Fouls: Rutgers 11, Pittsburgh 7. Offsides: Rutgers 3, Pittsburgh 2. Yellow Cards: Rutgers 0, Pittsburgh 0.