PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers Women’s Football No.5 hosts Arkansas No.7 for the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals on Friday, November 26. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at Yurcak Field. Tickets are available for purchase by clicking here. Fans are encouraged to wear black during the game for Friday’s Blackout.
“We are taking this moment to step forward on the PKs and see all the faith and belief we have in each other. A lot of the girls said that during the game there were times when things were wrong with each other. our sense. But for some reason we just knew it wasn’t our last game. We knew we were going to win this game. Take that attitude and that belief and put it into practice. To even know if we lose a goal or if it’s not the way we do it if we keep believing in each other and keep believing in the process throughout the game, “said the senior midfielder Frankie Tagliaferri.
âThe way Sunday’s game ended was so exciting for our whole team. Every game we’ve won so far has been exciting, but the dramatic ending has given us a lot of confidence. That even when a game is so close, we know how to get it and we can get the win, âsaid the second-year midfielder Becci Fluchel.
Today I can say that in training we just focused on having fun. We played soccer, tennis and 5v5. The energy was high, we had music. We’re just really excited because we know we haven’t been to Elite Eight for a long time Now that we’re here, all we can do is focus on the controllers, and that’s our energy and our motivation to keep moving forward, “said the first-year forward Kylie Daigle.
âWe work for each other and put everything on the line because we have the same goals. We have worked so hard to have the opportunity to be at home and to have the chance to play on our field. C ‘it’s great that we can have our families, friends and everyone who has been there to support us so that we can watch these games at Yurcak Field, âsaid the freshman. Emily mason.
âThe team mentality is really good. We’re all excited to be home and playing in front of our fans and being part of the Elite Eight. It’s so special to us. Everyone’s ready to go. to go and just wants to win and go to the Final Four, “said the second Emma Misal.
WATCH AND FOLLOW | Friday’s quarter-final match will be available to stream on B1G + without a subscription. Live statistics for the game will be available on NCAA.com.
TICKETS | Tickets for the NCAA tournament can be purchased by clicking here. Rutgers students can claim a free ticket to the event.
Rutgers switched to mobile-only tickets, which can be added to an Apple Wallet or Google Pay app. Fans can also download the Scarlet Knight app to access tickets, news, live updates and more. Tickets can be purchased at the door in cash only.
WEAR BLACK | Fans are encouraged to wear black until Friday’s game for a blackout.
PARKING | Parking for the NCAA tournament is free at Yurcak Field. Fans are required to register their vehicle by clicking here. One-time registration will prepare the vehicle for all home competitions this season.
THE LATEST RELEASE FROM RU | The No. 1 seed Rutgers (19-3-1, 10-0 Big Ten) registered a 4-0 victory over Saint Louis in the second round on Friday. RU then faced the No.4 seed TCU for a 1-1 double overtime draw on Sunday in the Sweet Sixteen. The Scarlet Knights advanced from the penalty spot, 5-4.
Overall, first year striker Riley tiernan led Rutgers in his first three games of the NCAA tournament, registering seven points with three goals and one assist. Senior winger Amirah Ali contributed five points, including two goals, a winner and an assist. Senior midfielder Frankie Tagliaferri follows with a match winner and an assist.
Senior goalkeeper Meagan McClelland recorded 17 saves in the first three laps, recording two shutouts along the way. In Sunday’s shootout, the keeper scored a PK and saved three consecutive PKs to help RU advance to the quarter-finals.
NO. 1 SEED | Rutgers is seeded No.1 for the 2021 NCAA tournament. The seed marks the highest selection in program history, having been seeded No.2 in his historic Cup run. College 2015.
BIG TEN HONORS | After the program’s first Big Ten title, Frankie Tagliaferri was named Big Ten Midfielder of the Year, Gabby Provenzano Big Ten Defender of the Year and Riley tiernan the Big Ten Freshman of the year. The three Player of the Year awards mark the most in a single year for the Scarlet Knights and the first multiple awards in a single year since two in 2015.
Amirah Ali (First team), Riley tiernan (First team), Frankie Tagliaferri (First team), Gabby Provenzano (First team), Becci Fluchel (Second team), and Meagan McClelland (Third Team) all won All-Big Ten honors. Riley tiernan, Kylie Daigle and Banks Kassidy were selected from the All-Freshman team, while Shea Holland was named the recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award for Rutgers.
The Head Coach Mike O’Neill won the Coach of the Year award. In his eighth season at the helm, O’Neill guided the program by setting a plethora of records, picking up his 100e career victory along the way. A full release on the awards can be found here.
ATTACK | A total of 18 different Scarlet Knights helped mark this year. RU outscored opponents 62-14 that year, including 13 different scorers, 11 multi-goal contributors and 58 team assists.
Frankie Tagliaferri leads the team with 34 points (13g, 8a) over the season. Amirah Ali follows with 28 points (11g, 6a) while Riley tiernan has 26 points (7g, 12a). Allison Lowrey (6g, 4a) scored 16 points, Sam kroeger (5g, 3a) has 14 points, Sara brocious (4g, 5a) has 13 points, and Kylie Daigle 11 points (3g, 5a) to round the contributors of points to two digits.
Rutgers ranks 10th nationally in offensive scorers with 2.70 goals per game in 23 games. The Scarlet Knights lead the Big Ten and are among the nation’s top eight in total goals (5e -62), total assists (8th – 58) and total points (6e – 182). Tiernan ranks 11th in the NCAA with 12 assists, while Tagliaferri ranks 18th with 34 points overall.
CLOSE FOOTBALL | The Scarlet Knights have recorded 13 shutouts this season, including seven against opponents from the Big Ten. Rutgers has limited the 23 opponents to nine or fewer shots on goal this season, including 10 to three or fewer SOGs. The Scarlet Knights kept 14 to seven shots or less in the game overall. Since 2019, RU have held 51 consecutive opponents to single-digit penalties in every game.
BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK | Rutgers has won 13 weekly conference awards this regular season, the most in a single season for the program. Honors included offensive honors for Frankie Tagliferri (8/31) and Amirah Ali (10/26), Defensive awards for Gabby Provenzano (9/7 & 9/28), Becci Fluchel (9/21 & 10/12) and Allison lynch (10/5 & 10/26), Goalkeeper honors for Meagan McClelland (10/26) and Freshman recognition for Riley tiernan (8/31, 10/12 & 10/19) and Banks Kassidy (9/21).
MAC HERMANN TROPHY | Elders Amirah Ali and Frankie Tagliaferri are named to the 2021 MAC Hermann Trophy Watchlist. The trophy is awarded to the National Player of the Year. This is the first time that two Scarlet Knights have been added to the roster in the same season.
SENIOR CLASS AWARD | Elders Gabby Provenzano and Frankie Tagliafferi are nominated for the Senior CLASS 2021 award. The award recognizes student-athletes who excel on and off the field. This is the second year in a row that RU has a nominee for the award, as a classmate Amirah Ali was named a finalist and first-team selection in 2020-21.
Tagliaferri was ranked among the 10 finalists for the award. Fan votes will be combined with Division I media and head coach votes to determine the winner. Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced at the 2021 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College CupÂ® Championships in December.
IN THE RANKS | Rutgers entered the NCAA tournament in 5th place in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll released on Nov. 9, as well as 3rd in the latest RPI rankings. RU is also ranked # 2 by Top Drawer Soccer.
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