Field Hockey faces conference rival Rutgers at home

The No. 17 ranked Owls (6-2) will play in their second conference game of the season this afternoon.

Rutgers (3-4) will visit Geasey Field for the first of Temple’s two home games this weekend.

The Owls won both of their games last weekend, with a 4-1 win at Villanova –the program’s first Big East conference game—on Friday night and then a thrilling 3-2 win in double overtime against Longwood on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Rutgers has dropped its last two games with back-to-back shutout losses to Albany on Sept. 15 and the No. 3 ranked University of Connecticut on Sept. 22.

Temple beat Rutgers in overtime in the last matchup 3-2 back in September of last year. The Rutgers has the advantage all-time however, with a 22-11-2 record against the Owls.