Field Hockey Beats Richmond 2-0 on Senior Day
Oct. 23, 2016
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Rutgers field hockey closed out its home schedule with a win Sunday on Senior Day, downing Richmond 2-0. The Scarlet Knights (9-7, 2-5) got goals for a pair of freshmen in Nikki Santore and Katie Larmour, and a shutout in net from senior Shevaun Hayes.
"I thought our seniors were the absolute heart and soul of our team today," head coach Meredith Civico said. "They each bring something so unique to the team. There's such a special group. To win this game today in celebration and honor of that group of women was really exciting for the whole team and the program. They are such a dynamic group, on and off the field. You don't get teams like this every year. A team like this has the potential to keep going, and we want to do that, heading towards the Big Ten Tournament."
Rutgers scored its first goal on an untimed penalty corner at the end of the first half. Santore deflected in a shot from senior Sofia Walia, with senior Alyssa Bull also recording an assist.
Early in the second half, Larmour added an insurance tally. She carried the ball through the defense and launched a shot in for the 2-0 lead. That advantage would stand as the final, as RU held the Spiders (7-9, 5-2) off the board.
RU outshot the visitors 12-4 on the day. The home squad had six corners to just one for Richmond.
Next up for Rutgers is the final regular season contest, next Saturday at Maryland. The Scarlet Knights will return to College Park the following Thursday for the Big Ten Tournament.
• Bull now has 20 assists for her career, moving into sole possession of 7th place all-time at Rutgers.
• Santore now has 20 points on the season, the first RU freshman to reach 20 points since Kristen Johnson in 2006
• Santore now retakes the team lead with 20 points, and ties for the team lead with Linde van Schaik with eight goals.
• Hayes saw action for the first time since September 11, recording her second shutout of the season and sixth of her career.
• Rutgers now leads the all-time series against Richmond now 3-1