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Women’s Soccer Releases 2024 Schedule

Women's Soccer Releases 2024 Schedule

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers women’s soccer enters a new era of the Big Ten Conference in 2024 with the additions of Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington. The Scarlet Knights play a new 11-game conference schedule that includes newcomers Oregon and Washington visiting Yurcak Field as part of the 18-match regular season slate.
RU will play seven teams that qualified for the 2023 NCAA Tournament, including conference tournament champions Iowa (Big Ten) and Maine (America East). Rutgers will face two first-time opponents in NJIT and Oregon, and will host the ACC’s Wake Forest in the first meeting against the Demon Deacons since 1996.
The Scarlet Knights open the season in North Jersey at NJIT on Thu., Aug. 15 before the 2024 home opener at Yurcak Field on Sun., Aug. 18 against Wake Forest at 1 p.m.
Rutgers also travels for a non-conference game at NCAA qualifier UMass on Aug. 25.
RU hosts Lehigh (Aug. 29), Maine (Sept. 1), and NC State (Sept. 8) to round out its seven-match non-conference schedule.
The Big Ten slate includes six NCAA qualifiers from one season ago and is split into six home matches and five away. RU opens on the road at Wisconsin (Sept. 12) and visits Michigan (Sept. 26), 2023 Big Ten regular season co-champions Michigan State (Sept. 29), Penn State (Oct. 4 or 6), and Purdue (Oct. 17).
The Scarlet Knights’ Big Ten home opener is set for Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Yurcak Field against first-time opponent Oregon. B1G newcomer Washington visits three days later on Sun., Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. for its first trip to Piscataway since 1998.
RU rounds out its Big Ten home schedule with 2023 Big Ten regular season co-champions Nebraska (Oct. 10), 2023 Big Ten Tournament champions Iowa (Oct. 13), Illinois (Oct. 20), and Maryland (Oct. 27).
Rutgers qualified for its 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament in 2023 with nine wins. RU, which was sixth in the B1G last year with a winning 5-4-1 record, has qualified for the Big Ten Tournament in all 10 years they have been in the league, which allows the top eight teams into its annual postseason event. The Scarlet Knights return All-Big Ten selections Emily Mason and Riley Tiernan, along with Big Ten All-Freshman picks Olivia Bodmer and Ashley Baran.
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