November 16, 2012
Rutgers women fall to Virginia in NCAA Division 2nd round, 6-1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Despite an early goal from redshirt junior forward Jonelle Filigno, the Rutgers women fell to No. 3 Virginia, 6-1, in the second round of the NCAA Division I Tournament at Klöckner Stadium on Friday night.
|Jonelle Filigno scored her 15th goal of the season, which tied a Rutgers' women's season record.
Photo courtesy of Rutgers SID
The Scarlet Knights ended their season at 13-8-1, while the Cavaliers (18-4-1) advanced to the round of 16, where they will face Duke on Sunday.
Filigno (Mississauga, Canada)finished in a tie for goals in a RU season with 15 goals. She ranks atop the list with Carli Lloyd, Christa Aluotto, Kris Kurzynowski and Else Eichman-Dolan. It also was the Scarlet Knights' fastest goal of the season.
“The one thing I said to the team after the match was that the final score did not reflect our effort,” Rutgers coach Glenn Crooks said. “We were playing one of the best teams in the country. We knew they were going to be fast and we had to be ready for it. I think we prepared well and I liked the way we came out, but once Virginia got their rhythm, it was tough.”
The Scarlet Knights got on the board first in the seventh minute, as senior forward April Price (Mechanicsville, Va.) broke through in the penalty area, getting behind the backline. Price fed Filigno, who dribbled around the goalkeeper and tapped the ball in from six yards.
The Cavaliers answered five minutes later, as a long through ball by Caroline Miller found Makenzy Doniak streaking down the field. As goalkeeper Emmy Simpkins (Concord, N.C.) came out to challenge, the freshman pushed a shot into the bottom left corner of the net to even the score.
Two quick goals by Virginia gave the Cavaliers a 3-1 lead by the 21st minute. Danielle Colaprico struck a shot from the top of the 18-yard box and Miller followed nearly two minutes later with a punch in off a cross from Colaprico and Morgan Brian.
Miller added a goal in the 63rd minute, hitting the far post from 10 yards after a through ball from Colaprico. Kaili Torres blasted a shot on net in the 77th minute that hit below the crossbar and bounced in to give UVA a 5-1 advantage. The final tally came from Kate Norbo with four minutes remaining, a hard shot from 25 yards.
Simpkins made eight saves.