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Rutgers Clinches Share of 2021 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Title

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Rutgers Clinches Share of 2021 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Title
Scarlet Knights make history, capturing Rutgers’ first Big Ten championship

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Rutgers women’s soccer team secured a share of the 2021 Big Ten Conference title Sunday afternoon with its 1-0 win over visiting Michigan State, coupled with Purdue’s 2-1 loss at Penn State later in the day. It’s the Scarlet Knights’ first Big Ten championship, with RU having an opportunity to claim the outright title later this week.

Allison Lowrey’s goal in the 62nd minute proved to be the difference for Rutgers (13-2, 8-0 Big Ten) in Sunday afternoon’s win over Michigan State. The victory gives the Scarlet Knights 24 points in conference play this year, six more than Purdue (11-3-2, 6-2), with both schools having two matches left in the regular season.

Rutgers will visit Indiana at 7 p.m. (ET) Thursday and travel to Illinois for a 2 p.m. (ET) kickoff on Oct. 24 — a win or tie by the Scarlet Knights in either match would give them the outright Big Ten title. Purdue closes with a pair of home matches against Northwestern (Thursday, 8 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network/FOX Sports app) and Indiana (Oct. 24, 1 p.m. ET), needing two wins and two RU losses to earn a share of the conference crown.

The Big Ten Tournament will kick off Oct. 31 with quarterfinal matches on the campuses of the top four seeds. The semifinals and championship game will be played Nov. 4 & 7 on the campus of the highest remaining seed following quarterfinal play. Big Ten Network and the FOX Sports app will televise one quarterfinal, as well as both semifinals and the championship match, while the remaining three quarterfinals will be broadcast on B1G+.

The full Big Ten Tournament bracket, including kickoff times and television coverage, will be released following the completion of the regular season on Oct. 24.