PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The No. 8 Penn State women’s soccer team travels to No. 16 Rutgers for the first Big Ten matchup of the season. The Nittany Lions and Scarlet Knights are set to play on the Big Ten Network.
Date: Sunday, September 19 | 12 p.m. ET
Location: Yurcak Field
Series History: PSU, 10-8-4 | Last Meeting: Feb. 19, 2021 – Rutgers, 3-2
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Penn State Breakdown
National Ranking: #8
Record: 6-1-0
Top Goal Scorers: Payton Linnehan – 6 goals, Ally SchlegelSam Coffey – 3 goals
Top Assists: Payton LinnehanSam Coffey – 3 assists
Last time out
Kate Wiesner’s goal in the 89th minute gave the Penn State women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over North Carolina State on Sunday afternoon. The win improved Penn State to 6-1 on the season as it wrapped up non-conference competition.
Last time vs. Rutgers
Penn State fell in its opening contest of the 2021 spring season to Rutgers 3-2. A goal in the 87th minute by Amirah Ali gave Rutgers the final edge in Friday’s match.
NC State Breakdown
Record: 5-2
Top Goal Scorers: Frankie Tagliaferri – 7 goals
Top Assists: Frankie Tagliaferri, Riley Tiernan – 5 assists
Last time out for Rutgers
No. 16 Rutgers women’s soccer wrapped up nonconference play with a 4-0 shutout of Drexel on Thursday night at Yurcak Field. 
Additional Notes
The Nittany Lions currently have the No. 1 RPI in the country and have the toughest schedule in the country. The cumulative record of opponents on the Nittany Lions schedule is 82-23-19 through games on September 16, 2021
The Big Ten Conference is 69-23-14 in non-conference action thru games competed on September 16. The 69 wins are the second most by any conference (ACC-80 wins).
The win over No. 3 Virginia last week was the first win over a top three team since Sept. 11, 2015 when the Nittany Lions topped No. 2 Stanford 2-0.
Kate Wiesner’s game-winning goal against NC State was her first goal since she scored on August 23, 2019 against #3 Stanford in the season opener.
With conference play beginning, every Big Ten team has at least a .500 record or better in its non-conference play.
The Nittany Lions have had seven different players score goals so far this season.
Penn State and Rutgers will meet on the Big Ten Network, it will be the second time the Nittany Lions will be on national television. Penn State is currently scheduled for five national television games.

The Penn State women’s soccer season is presented by the Smeal College of Business. 

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