How did Rutgers’ Olympic sports fare ahead of the Big Ten tournament?

For the majority of Rutgers athletics this fall, last week marked the end of the regular season. For the seniors, this means one last run to end their careers on a high. The past few days have been filled with highlights and memorable results as each team prepares for the next step in their season.

Men’s soccer ended the regular season in defeat, and women’s soccer lost in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament. Field hockey was a bright spot, however, with a dominated Sunday afternoon against James Madison.

It was a tough week for Rutgers Football as they traveled to Minnesota and were unable to get the offense going. However, they still have four games left this season and a chance to finish above .500.

With the Big Ten tournament in full swing and the NCAA tournament just weeks away for some, check out what’s going on with fall sports around Rutgers!

Men’s Soccer

Record: 8-4-5

In their final game of the regular season, Rutgers men’s soccer lost to UCLA 1-0 in a game that was a defensive struggle. The only goal belonged to Riley Ferch, who made it 24:18. The Scarlet Knights will now focus on the Big Ten tournament, which begins Friday with a matchup against Wisconsin.

women soccer

Record: 13-4-2

For women’s football, the run of Big Ten tournaments came to an unexpectedly quick end. On Sunday they faced Northwestern and got off to a promising start. Riley Tiernan started the scoring. However, that was the only offense RU got. Northwestern then took control with two unanswered goals. They will have a chance to redeem themselves at the NCAA tournament, which begins November 11th.

Soccer

Record: 4-4

After beating their Big Ten demons two weeks ago, Rutgers was overwhelmed against Minnesota. They had just 134 yards off total offense and turned the ball over three times. When the Scarlet Knights were knocked out 31-0, they had no answer to the Golden Gophers’ rushing 253-yard charge. Senior running back Mohamed Ibrahim hit the end zone three times. Rutgers will try to get back on track this Saturday but will face a tough opponent in Michigan.

field hockey

Record: 8-9

For the Scarlet Knights, the seniors ended their regular season on a high. Sophia Howard made four saves and Ru scored throughout the lineup. Amanda Beck, Puck Winter and Lucy Bannatyne each had a goal. On Thursday, they will focus on the Big Ten tournament as they travel to Columbus to face Northwestern.

volleyball

Record:7-17

It was an unforgettable weekend for Rutgers Volleyball. They only won two sets against Indiana and Illinois. However, they still have eight games on their schedule to turn things around. This weekend, they will look to return to victory column against Iowa and Penn State.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire

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