Posted on October 5, 2012
CHICAGO – From one Olympic medal winner to another.
Forward Jonelle Filigno scored only 38 seconds into extratime, giving Rutgers women a 1-0 win over DePaul in a Big East match at Wish Field on Friday afternoon.
Filigno, a member of the Canada’s bronze-medal winning Olympic team, tied U.S. women’s National Team midfielder Carli Lloyd for first place all-time on the RU season game-winning goals list with six this year. Lloyd was a member of the U.S. gold-medal winning side that defeated Canada in the semifinals of the London Olympics.
The Scarlet Knights (9-6, 2-5) broke their three-game winless streak as they own a 3-2 record in extratime matches this season. DePaul dropped to 7-7-1, 2-4 in the Big East.
Sophomore forward Cassie Inacio (Manalapan, N.J.) broke free from defenders, serving a pass into the penalty area to Filigno (Mississauga, Canada)in the 91st minute. The redshirt junior blasted a shot past goalkeeper Megan Pyrz.
Rutgers senior goalkeeper Emmy Simpkins (Concord, N.C.) made two saves.
The Scarlet Knights wrap up tehir four-match road swing with No. 24 Notre Dame on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Photo: Jonelle Filigno connected for her sixth game-winning goal this season, tying Carli Lloyd’s school record. Scott Bales/YCJ
Categories: Canada, North America, Women
Tags: 2012 London Olympics, Big East, DePaul University, Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers University