Posted on October 14, 2012
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Canadian international striker Jonelle Filigno connected for a brace in a big win for Rutgers University.
No, that is not a repeat of Friday night’s result, but a new result and the same old (good) story for Filigno.
For the second time in three days the junior redshirt scored two goals lead the Rutgers women to a 5-0 victory over the University of Cincinnati on Senior Day at Yurcak Field on Sunday afternoon.
For the record, on Friday, Filigno had two goals in the Scarlet Knights’ 3-0 home triumph over the University of Louisville.
Filigno (Mississauga, Canada), a member of Canada’s bronze-medal winners at the London Olympics, passed U.S. Olympian Carli Lloyd for a school-record seventh game-winning goal this season. She has tallied 14 goals, good for fifth place at the school. She is one goal away from a five-way tie for the record.
The five goals by the Scarlet Knights (11-6-1, 4-5-1) marked the most since Sept. 22, 2008 (in a 5-0 win over Villanova,). The eight goals over the weekend marked the most in back-to-back games for RU since Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2006 when RU earned a 3-0 win over Marquette and a 5-0 win over the University of South Florida.
As RU honored five seniors, three contributed to the offensive burst, while two held strong on the defensive side for the shutout. Redshirt senior Tricia DiPaolo (Sparta, N.J.) registered a goal and an assist. Senior forward April Price (Mechanicsville, Va.) had two assists and senior midfielder Maura McLaughlin (Robbinsville, N.J.) posted her first career goal against Cincinnati (4-12-1, 1-9).
The Scarlet Knights broke through in the 13th minute, as Price chipped a pass from the left sideline into the penalty area for Filigno. The redshirt junior did the rest, pushing the ball past goalkeeper Kristina Utley to give RU a 1-0 advantage.
DiPaolo doubled the score in the 24th minute off a set piece. Freshman forward Rachel Cole (Teaneck, N.J.) sent a corner kick to the converted outside back on the right sideline. DiPaolo blasted a shot from 23 yards, dropping it over the goalkeeper’s head.
Filigno made it 3-0 in the 32nd minute off a cross from DiPaolo. From the right sideline, DiPaolo floated a cross to the back post, where Filigno headed it into the bottom right of the net.
Cole added to the scoresheet in the 43rd minute with a penalty kick. After a hand ball in the box by Cincinnati, the freshman notched her second goal of the season, beating Utley to the right.
McLaughlin scored her first career goal in the 50th minute. Price started the play, dishing off to a streaking Cassie Inacio (Manalapan, N.J.) at the top of the box. Inacio touched a pass to McLaughlin, who buried the shot to put RU up 5-0.
RU almost had five goals in the first half as redshirt freshman Amanda DeVolk (Frisco, Texas) was taken down in the box in the 29th minute. Shannon Woeller (Vancouver, Canada) took the penalty kick, but Utley made a diving save to her right.
Senior goalkeeper Emmy Simpkins (Concord, N.C.) made two saves to improve her record to 6-4-1 with 5.3 shutouts.
Photo: Jonelle Filigno recorded her second brace in less than 48 hours. Scott Bales/YCJ
Categories: Canada, North America, Women
Tags: Carli Lloyd, Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers University, University of Cincinnati