After starting off the season with three straight wins up and down the East Coast, on Friday at 2 p.m the Rutgers field hockey team will host Syracuse.
The matinee matchup serves as the home opener for the Scarlet Knights (3-0, 0-0), while the Orange (2-1, 0-0) hit the road for their first time this season. The last time the teams matched up, Syracuse took the win at home — an all too familiar story as Rutgers has yet to take down the Orange in their nine-game history, dating back to 2006.
Coming off a 2-1 overtime loss at the hands of Kent State, Syracuse looks to get things back on track. Before the defeat, the Orange shut out both Sacred Heart and Vermont, scoring a combined 13 goals.
Leading the scoring charge for Syracuse is Pleun Lammers. She has scored in all three games, including a hat trick in the season opener. In the first week of the season, Lammers scored 4 goals and had an assist, leading her to be crowned ACC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time in her career.
Tied for the Knights’ lead with 2 goals but firmly in first for assists with four is senior midfielder Milena Redlingshoefer. Senior midfielder Tayla Parkes and freshman Lucy Bannatyne are tied with Redlingshofer with 2 goals apiece. After the opening week of the season, Bannatyne was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
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