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Rutgers women's soccer looks toward matchup with Nebraska

Senior forward/midfielder Amirah Ali looks to add to her team-leading 5 goals this season as the Rutgers women's soccer team is set for a matchup with Nebraska.  – Photo by Scarletknights.com

As the Rutgers women's soccer team comes off a Senior Day victory this past Sunday against Minnesota, the No. 19 Scarlet Knights (6-1-1, 6-1-1) will begin their final series of road trips of the season on Thursday in Lincoln, where they take on Nebraska. Rutgers is currently on a two-game winning streak, as it looks to grab a three-game victory stretch for the second time this season.

The Knights have been able to continue consistent gameplay all season through an in-conference schedule, as they were ranked No. 19 in the nation yesterday.

The Cornhuskers (1-4-2, 1-4-2) have won once this season, when they defeated Purdue in a March 4 matchup. Nebraska has recently found itself with a 0-3-1 record through their last four games. The Cornhuskers have been outscored 10-3 throughout that span, as their last game entailed a 4-0 loss to Northwestern.

Rutgers has had senior forward/midfielder Amirah Ali lead the team in goals with 5, while freshman midfielder Sara Brocious has contributed 1 goal this season. Brocious also leads the team in assists with three. Freshman forward/midfielder Sam Kroeger also has had her fair share of success on the offensive side of the ball, as she has 1 goal and three assists on the season.

Sophomore back Allison Lynch has been leading the way defensively, as she not only assisted on Ali's goal on March 18 against Iowa but was also honored for her defensive presence, as she was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Junior goalkeeper Meagan McClelland has made her contributions, totaling 23 saves on the season with three shutouts and a record of 5-1-1.

Nebraska will begin its final home stretch of the season against Rutgers, where the Cornhuskers are looking to win their second game at home this season and second win of the season altogether. Nebraska has totaled only 5 goals on the season, compared to the 13 it has conceded through the year.

As the Knights begin their series of road trips of the season, the Cornhuskers begin their final homestand of the year. Both teams will face off on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the one and only matchup between the teams before the Big Ten Tournament starts in April.


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