Rutgers Women's Soccer Shuts Out Virginia; Advances to College Cup

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-- The Rutgers women's soccer team is headed to the College Cup. The Scarlet Knights earned the right after shutting out Virginia and beating the top-ranked Wahoos 7-6 in penalties.

The Rutgers women's soccer team continues to make history. The Scarlet Knights proved their defensive pedigree on Friday, shutting out top-ranked Virginia 0-0 through 110 minutes and beating the Wahoos 7-6 in penalty kicks to earn the right to play in the College Cup. 

After missing their first two penalties, Rutgers came back with seven straight strikes and then keeper Casey Murphy made the game winning save to seal it. 

The Cavaliers came into the match averaging three goals a game, however, only managed one shot in the first 28 minutes of play and had their first shot on target in the 60th minute. Although the 'Hoos in the end out shot the visitors 12-6, Rutgers had the best chance of the game with four minutes left in regulation. Erica Skorski found herself one-on-one with UVA's keeper Morgan Stearns, but Stearns made herself big and was able to block the shot with her body.

Hear from Murphy and Head Coach Mike O'Neill in the videos below (celebration video above).  

Rutgers will travel to Cary, North Carolina next Friday to play in the NCAA semi-finals. The Scarlet Knights will play the winner of the Penn State, West Virginia match. 

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