Rutgers women’s lacrosse closes out season with third place finish in the Big Ten

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It was a strong-setting season for Rutgers women’s lacrosse, who closed out the Big Ten schedule with a midweek win at Ohio State.

Rutgers came into the week ranked No. 15 in the latest Inside Lacrosse rankings and ninth in the most recent RPI update. With a 10-8 win at Ohio State on Wednesday, the Scarlet Knights finish the regular season 14-3 (4-2 Big Ten).

Wednesday was a quality of tight win for Rutgers against an opponent receiving votes in the latest Inside Lacrosse rankings. Rutgers matched a program record for wins in a season.

Rutgers hosts the Big Ten Tournament next week. As the third-seed, they will play Northwestern. The Wildcats have had a very strong season.


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Five Big Ten teams were ranked in the latest poll led by No. 4 Maryland and No. 5 Northwestern and No. 15 Rutgers. The poll rounds out with No. 21 Michigan and No. 25 Johns Hopkins.

It has been a solid season for both the men’s and women’s lax programs. The men finished the regular season third in the nation following an overtime win last Saturday against Penn State.