Rutgers finished the season 12-4-2 overall, and 5-3-1 in conference play. Cincinnati, the No. 6 seed, was 8-10-1 overall and 4-4-1 in conference play.
Rutgers won at Cincinnati, 1-0, on Sept. 27. Senior Jonelle Filigno had the only goal in that contest.
Sunday’s game at Yurcak Field is set for 1 p.m.
Rutgers fell to fourth place in the conference following its 2-1 loss to UConn on Thursday. Sophomore Brianne Reed, of Tinton Falls, had Rutgers’ lone goal.
However, Rutgers made its way back to the No. 3 spot on Sunday when it defeated Temple, 1-0, and UConn fell to Memphis, 5-1. UConn fell to 11-8 overall and 5-4 in the conference, and is seeded fourth.
Sophomore Erica Skroski, an Absegami High School graduate from Galloway, posted her third career goal and the second game-winning goal of her career against the Owls (6-11-1, 1-8), who ended up seeded ninth in the conference tournament.
Skroski also had the game-winner against Southern Methodist on Oct. 13, and scored in a 2-1 loss to Central Florida this year.
The win over Temple gave goalie Jess Janosz her sixth shutout of the season, and 10th of her career, according to scarletknights.com. The Scarlet Knights gave up just six shots, and Rutgers set a single-season record for wins at home, at 10.
Central Florida (15-2-2, 8-0-1) earned the top seed in the conference tournament, followed by Louisville (12-4-1, 8-1).
The first round is held this week on the campuses of the higher seeded teams. Winners advance to next weekend’s semifinals, which will be held at Central Florida Nov. 8. The conference final, also at Central Florida, is Nov. 10.
ONE MORE TO GO FOR THE MEN: The men’s soccer team has one regular season game left, at Central Florida on Saturday, 7 p.m.
Following its 1-0 loss to Temple last week, the Scarlet Knights are 5-9-2 overall and 2-4-1 in the conference. They are currently in ninth place, just behind Memphis, which finished 3-5 in league play.
The men’s conference tournament begins Nov. 8.
TWO LEFT FOR FIELD HOCKEY: The field hockey team fell to 9-7
overall, 2-4 in Big East play with two games left following a 3-0 loss to
Providence last week.
According to dailytargum.com, the loss eliminated the Scarlet Knights from contention for the Big East tournament. It’s the second year in a row Providence knocked Rutgers out of contention for a conference title.
Rutgers hosts Old Dominion on Friday in the home finale, 1 p.m. The Scarlet Knights close the regular season on Sunday at Bucknell, 2 p.m.
WRESTLING LINEUP SET: As the fall season wraps up, the winter teams are set to get underway. The wrestling team set its lineup with its wrestleoffs at home on Saturday.
Nine New Jersey products clinched their spots in the lineup with wins on Saturday. According to scarletknights.com, those wrestlers included:
Sophomore Hayden Hrymack (Lincroft, N.J.), who clinched a spot at 197 with a 7-4 decision over freshman Garret Conner (Kettering, Ohio);
Sophomore Jalen Ramos (Bayville, N.J.), who clinched a spot at 133 with a 2-0 decision over freshman Greg McCrystal (Edison, N.J.);
Redshirt senior Dan Seidenberg (Red Bank, N.J.), who clinched a spot at 184 with a 5-0 decision over Anthony Messner (Somerset, N.J.);
Redshirt sophomore Anthony Perrotti (Roseland, N.J.), who clinched a spot at 157 with a technical fall over freshman Mike Underwood (Cary, Ill.). The final score was 17-1;
Redshirt freshman Phil Bakuckas (Hammonton, N.J.), who clinched a spot at 174 with a pinfall victory over freshman Taylor Jackson (Lady Lake, Fla.) in the second period;
Redshirt junior Nick Visicaro (Long Branch, N.J.), who clinched a spot at 165 with an 11-3 major decision win over redshirt freshman Anthony Pafumi (West Orange, N.J.);
Freshman Scott DelVecchio (South Plainfield, N.J.), who clinched a spot at 125 with an 11-7 decision over redshirt freshman Sean McCabe (Connetquot, N.Y.);
Freshman Anthony Ashnault (South Plainfield, N.J.), who clinched a spot at 149 with a 7-5 overtime win over sophomore Ken Theobold (Toms River, N.J.). The match was 5-5 at the end of regulation; and
Freshman Corey Stasenko (South Plainfield, N.J.), who clinched a spot at 141 with a 5-4 decision over Tyson Dippery (Harrisburg, Pa. ).
The season begins Sunday at Hofstra, 1 p.m.