2020 Schedule Preview: Rutgers Scarlet Knights

(Photo Courtesy of Rutgers Athletics)

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are the 61st DI program to release their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Scarlet Knights come into the 2020 season following a 2019 campaign where they went 7-8 overall, 2-3 in the Big Ten, and lost to Penn State in the firdt round of the Big Ten tournament.


Date Home Away Notes
1/25 Rutgers Villanova/LIU Scrimmage
2/1 Rutgers Quinnipiac
2/8 Rutgers St. John’s
2/15 Army Rutgers
2/22 Loyola Rutgers
2/29 Rutgers Stony Brook
3/7 Princeton Rutgers Meistrell Cup
3/14 Rutgers Syracuse
3/17 Lafayette Rutgers
3/21 Hofstra Rutgers
3/28 Rutgers Ohio State Big Ten
4/4 Rutgers Johns Hopkins Big Ten
4/11 Michigan Rutgers Big Ten
4/18 Maryland Rutgers Big Ten
4/25 Rutgers Penn State Big Ten

Key Games

3/7 @ Princeton

The rivalry between these two New Jersey foes will be renewed when they meet in early March to battle for the Meistrell Cup. Rutgers won last year’s battle, 9-8, despite not scoring a single goal in the second half. The Scarlet Knights warded off a Princeton comeback to claim the Meistrell Cup for the second time in three years. Princeton leads the all-time series 63-31-3. 

4/4 vs Johns Hopkins

Last year, Johns Hopkins got the best of Rutgers, winning 15-13 at home. The Scarlet Knights kept chipping away at the Blue Jays lead, but they never were able to put together a complete comeback. In 2020, Rutgers will be looking to claim their first victory over Johns Hopkins since 2016. 

4/25 vs Penn State

Rutgers and Penn State met in the regular season and in the Big Ten tournament last season. Penn State won both meetings, but Rutgers gave them a bit of trouble during the regular season, as Penn State won 14-13. Kieran Mullins put Rutgers up 13-12 late in the fourth, but Penn State rattled off two straight to end the game and secure the win.

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