Rutgers Falls to UConn in Overtime

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 5, 2014) Playing in its first overtime contest of the season, Rutgers (6-6, 0-2 Big East) fell to UConn (7-4, 2-0 Big East), 12-11, Saturday evening at High Point Solutions Stadium. Redshirt sophomore midfielder Kristin Kocher (Medford, N.J.) and freshman midfielder Amanda Turturro (Farmingdale, N.Y.) each notched four goals apiece in the loss.

Despite leading 7-3 at halftime, the Scarlet Knights found themselves down 11-10 with time expiring in regulation. With 30 ticks remaining on the clock however, the freshmen tandem of Turturro and midfielder Macy Scott (Toms River, N.J.) generated the game-tying goal to send the contest into overtime. UConn scored the only goal in overtime half-way through the six-minute period to capture the win.

Kocher finished with a team-high five points on the night, as the midfielder assisted on a goal as well as scoring four.

Sophomore attacker Kim Kolodny (Perkiomenvilla, Pa.) also finished with a multi-goal game for RU, netting two scores. Sophomore attacker Halley Barnes (Garnet Valley, Pa.) added a tally for the hosts as well, while junior attacker Melissa Arthur (Marlton, N.J.) dished out a team-high three assists.

Junior midfielder Jenny Vlahos (Manhasset, N.Y.) and Scott each assisted on a goal to record a point.

UConn was led by Carly Palmucci and Lauren Kahn, who each finished with three goals for the Huskies.

The Scarlet Knights formed an early 4-0 advantage and took a 7-3 advantage into the half-time break. UConn rallied back, outscoring the hosts by a 6-1 margin halfway through the second frame to take its first lead of the contest at 9-8 (16:21). Both teams exchanged goals over the following eight minutes, until the Huskies regained a one-point cushion at 11-10 with 6:02 to play.

Both teams failed to score, until Turturro found the back of the net with 30 seconds remaining in regulation to send the contest into overtime.

UConn's Lauren Kahn scored what proved to be the game-winner 3:34 into the six-minute overtime period.

Rutgers continues its three-game homestand on Friday, April 11 against Marquette.


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