[RUTGERS WOMEN]Rutgers won its opening game of the 2010 season with a 3-0 win over Stony Brook, but the Scarlet Knights, who moved into the Soccer America Women's Top 25, were playing without Coach Glenn Crooks, who was serving the first game of a two-game suspension imposed by the school's athletic department for the 2010 season.
Crooks served the first part of the suspension in 2009, missing one game against Syracuse. He will miss Rutgers' next game Friday against Colgate.
Associate head coach Mike O’Neillagain served as acting head coach for the Scarlet Knights.
Against Stony Brook, the Scarlet Knights got first-half goals off free kicks by redshirt senior Gina DeMaioand junior Julie Lancos to secure the win.
Canadian international Jonelle Filigno notched her first career goal on a strike from 23 yards out in the 55th minute.
“Gina and Julie are deadly on set pieces,” said O’Neill. “That’s great because that is an option and something we can do. What I also liked was the third goal because it was in play and a beautiful strike by Jonelle.”