August 18, 2012
Rutgers women earn 300th program victory
PISCATAWAY, N.J – Rutgers women’s soccer posted its 300th win in program history with a 3-0 decision at Monmouth Friday night.
Redshirt junior Jonelle Filigno (Mississauga, Canada) tallied two scores for RU, including the sixth game winner of her career on a penalty kick at The Great Lawn.
Filigno was taken down in the box in the 51st minute, prompting a yellow card for Monmouth’s Nicole Close and a penalty kick. The forward buried the shot into the bottom left of the net to give RU a 1-0 advantage.
Filigno added an insurance goal in the 84th minute on a low cross from junior Maria Gerew (Toms River, N.J.). Filigno flicked the ball into the bottom of the net to give RU a 2-0 lead. It marked the second multi-goal game for the junior.
Redshirt senior Shannon Woeller (Vancouver, Canada) scored with 39 seconds remaining after sophomore Cassie Inacio (Manalapan, N.J.) was fouled in the box. MU goalkeeper Jocelyn McCoy saved the center back’s attempt, but Woeller was able to sink the rebound.
Redshirt junior Jessica Janosz (Ringwood, N.J.) made a leaping save to preserve the shutout in the 62nd minute. Monmouth’s Jennie Vartebdian headed a corner towards the goal, but Janosz blocked the shot and redshirt senior Tricia DiPaolo (Sparta, N.J.) cleared it off the line.
Filigno nearly broke through in the 21st minute, heading a Amy Pietrangelo (Laval, Quebec, Canada) cross just high of the net. Pietrangelo had a clear shot from the top of the box to start the second half, but the MU netminder was able to make the save.
Rutgers kicks off the home slate Sunday at 1 p.m. vs. Ohio State. The game will be streamed live on RVision.