Rutgers Women's Lacrosse Starts Season with a Bang: Spilis' Record-Breaking Performance
Spilis Shatters Records in Season Opener
February 13, 2024, marked the beginning of an exhilarating journey for the Rutgers women's lacrosse team. In the season opener, Rutgers annihilated Manhattan with a staggering 20-10 victory. The star of the show was none other than Cassidy Spilis, who scored an impressive 6 goals and 1 assist, accounting for 7 points in total. Spilis' exceptional performance earned her the title of Big Ten Midfielder of the Week for the sixth time.
A Defensive Game to Remember
While Spilis dominated the offensive end, her teammate, Jessica Beneducci, held the fort on defense. The graduate student defender showcased her expertise by causing three turnovers, contributing significantly to Rutgers' triumph. The team's solid defense, coupled with Spilis' remarkable offensive skills, left Manhattan's players dumbfounded.
A Historical Milestone Awaits
Spilis' record-breaking performance didn't end with her goal-scoring spree. She also secured 8 draw controls, once again proving her worth on the field. Spilis is now just two goals away from becoming the first player in the program's history to score 200 career goals. With her consistent performance and unwavering determination, it's only a matter of time before she etches her name in the record books.
Following their decisive victory over Manhattan, the Rutgers women's lacrosse team is all set to face Georgetown in their first road game of the season. With Spilis leading the charge, the team is brimming with confidence and eager to continue their winning streak. As Rutgers forges ahead in the season, one thing is clear: Cassidy Spilis is a force to be reckoned with.
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