Posted on September 22, 2012
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Redshirt junior forward Jonelle Filigno converted her third penalty kick of the season with 1:49 left in the second extratime, lifting the Rutgers women over the University of South Florida, 1-0, at Yurcak Field on Friday night.
The Scarlet Knights (8-3, 1-2) secured their first Big East win of the season, while the Bulls fell to 4-4-1, 0-1-1.
Rutgers dominated the second half and both extratimes, outshooting the visitors, 11-0.
A takedown of freshman Rachel Cole (Teaneck, N.J.) in the penalty area with 1:49 remaining resulted in a penalty kick. Filigno buried the shot in the bottom right of the net, her ninth of the season and fifth game-winner.
The goal moved Filigno, a member of the Canadian team that captured the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, into a tie for second all-time at Rutgers with five game-winning goals in a season. She ranks fourth with 10 career game-winners.
The Scarlet Knights nearly broke through in the 106th minute, as Cole flicked the ball back to a cutting Amanda DeVolk in the box. The redshirt freshman forward blasted a shot towards Christiane Endler, but the USF goalkeeper was able to make the diving save.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Jessica Janosz preserved the shutout with a flurry of shots in te 12th minute. Jackie Simpson sent the ball into the box from 18 yards as Janosz made a diving save to her right. USF’s Marsha Harper was there from the rebound, but Janosz saved it and a RU defender blocked a third shot in the barrage.
In the 10th minute, DeVolk nearly connected after a serve on the run from Filigno. DeVolk sent the shot just high on the breakaway.
Janosz earns=ed her fifth win of the season, stopping a season-high five shots.
Rutgers wraps up its homestand vs. No. 21 Marquette at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Photo: Jonelle Filigno could not have scored a more dramatic goal for Rutgers. Scott Bales/YCJ
Categories: Canada, North America, Women
Tags: 2012 London Olympics, Big East, Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers University, University of South Florida