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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.
|3/28||Rutgers||Ohio State||Big Ten|
|4/4||Rutgers||Johns Hopkins||Big Ten|
|4/25||Rutgers||Penn State||Big Ten|
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.