Posted on October 13, 2012
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Led by two goals and an assist from Canadian international forward Jonelle Filigno, the Rutgers women downed Louisville, 3-0, in a Big East game at Yurcak Field on Friday night.
The three goals by the Scarlet Knights (10-6-1, 3-5-1) tied their highest amount this season, and the most goals the team has scored in a Big East game since a 4-1 victory against Providence on Oct. 3 2010.
Foligno was a member of the Canada women’s team that earned the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
RU maintained possession for much of the contest, outshooting, the visitors, 18-7. Filigno (Mississauga, Canada) capped RU’s scoring onslaught with a goal less than a minute into the second half, as the forward slipped past a defender along the right side for an open shot opportunity.
Filigno gave RU a 2-0 advantage in the 26th minute on a breakaway goal. Filigno slipped by the Cardinal and sprinted down the field, scoring off her own rebound in front of the net.
The Scarlet Knights struck first in the contest, as Amy Pietrangelo (Laval, Quebec, Canada) scored her first goal of the season. Filigno ran up the right side of the field, dishing off to a streaking Pietrangelo up the middle. The sophomore buried the goal from eight yards out to give RU an early 1-0 lead.
RU senior goalkeeper Emmy Simpkins (Concord, N.C.) made four saves to improve her record to 5-4-1.
At halftime, Rutgers coach Glenn Crooks honored former All-American and two-time gold medalist Carli Lloyd at midfield. Lloyd thanked the Rutgers fans in attendance and received a framed photo.
Rutgers hosts Cincinnati on Sunday at 1 p.m. The match will serve as Senior Day for Tricia DiPaolo (Sparta, N.J.), Maura McLaughlin (Robbinsville, N.J.), April Price (Mechanicsville, Va.), Simpkins and Shannon Woeller (Vancouver, Canada).
Photo: Jonelle Filigno continues to fill the net for Rutgers. YJC
Categories: Canada, North America, Women
Tags: 2012 London Olympics, Big East, Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers University, University of Louisville