MORNING BRIEFING: Rutgers romps on Carli Lloyd Night

On a night when Rutgers retired the No. 10 jersey of former Scarlet Knight standout and U.S. Olympic gold-medalist Carli Lloyd, it crushed Big East rival Villanova to improve to 7-1-0 for the season.

Junior Gina DeMaio tied her career-high with three assists -- the first two on goals by Alicia Hall in the 12th minute and Caycie Gusman on the 27th minute. Hall added a second goal six minutes later.

In the second half, sophomore Ashley Medcalf scored the first goal of her career and Kristen Edmonds hit a 35-yard screamer.
 
"The execution tonight was beyond exceptional," said Rutgers coach Glenn Crooks. "We had a way we wanted to defend and a way we wanted to attack, and the players did everything right."
 
Rutgers returns to action on Friday when No. 4 Portland comes to Yurcak Field.

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