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Rutgers Men’s Soccer Drops Season Finale, Ready for Big Ten Tournament

(Photo by Ben Solomon - Rutgers Athletics)

(Photo by Ben Solomon – Rutgers Athletics)


The Rutgers Scarlet Knights men’s soccer team played their season finale in College Park, MD against the University of Maryland Terrapins. The Knights were riding a seven game win streak, and were looking to capture the Big Ten regular season championship.

But in order to win the title, not only did they have to beat Maryland, but they also needed Ohio State to lose to or tie with the Michigan Wolverines, and Northwestern would have to lose to the Wisconsin Badgers.

If the Knights won and Northwestern also won and Ohio State lost, Rutgers and Northwestern would share the Big Ten regular season title.

Maryland scored the first goal in the 16th minute when a Alex Crognale shot was saved by Rutgers goalie David Greczek, but the rebound from Eryk Williams went into the net. In the 23rd minute, Endoh Tsubasa shot the ball and it hit the crossbar. Officials, however, said the shot went past the goal line for a goal. Maryland lead by a score of 2-0, a score which they took into halftime.

Just three minutes into the second half, Miles Hackett scored on a free kick to bring the Knights to within one goal. The Terps would answer that goal in the 55th minute when Eryk Williams rebounded yet another blocked shot. They now lead 3-1.

That would prove to be the final score. The Knights seven-game winning winning streak comes to an end, but their season does not. They will play in the Big Ten tournament this weekend.

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