Men’s Soccer Wraps Up Nonconference Play at Northeastern

Men's Soccer Wraps Up Nonconference Play at Northeastern

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers men’s soccer team (5-6-2, 3-3-1 B1G) will travel to Northeastern (3-6-5, 1-3-3) for its final nonconference game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 21. The game will start at 1 p.m. and be available to watch on FloSports and NESN. 

Last Time Out 

Rutgers scored two first half goals to defeat Penn State (7-3-3, 3-2-1 B1G), 2-1, on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in its final home game of the regular season. Matthew Acosta and Ola Maeland scored to seal the victory while Ciaran Dalton made three saves in net.  

After strong play from both sides to start the contest, Acosta kicked off scoring for the Scarlet Knights for a goal in the 18th minute.  

It wasn’t long before Maeland found the back of the net as well, scoring in the 34th minute of play to ultimately clinch the win. Jackson Temple earned assists on both goals. 

2022 Big Ten Tournament Champions  

The fall off 2022 was historic for Rutgers, as the team earned its first Big Ten Tournament Championship in program history and first conference title since 1997. The Scarlet Knights became the first men’s team at Rutgers and third team overall to win a Big Ten Championship since joining the conference. The victory punched RU’s ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015.  

The staff secured a 10-5-6 overall record, including a 4-2-2 mark in the Big Ten, to earn the No. 2 seed in the tournament, the highest in program history. The team hosted all three rounds of the conference tournament, bringing in record crowds including over 4,200+ fans for the title game.   

Top of the Stats

Jackson Temple picked up where he left off last season, leading RU in multiple statistical categories including points (14), goals (5) and assists (4). 

The graduate student scored in three consecutive outings against Columbia (Sept. 13), Michigan State (Sept. 17) and Michigan (Sept. 22) before finding the back of…

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