Jen Hoy scored Sky Blue FC’s first goal. (Photo courtesy of Sky Blue FC)

HOWELL, N.J. – Sky Blue FC finished its 2019 preseason with a 2-0 victory over Rutgers University Friday night.

Jen Hoy and Paige Monaghan scored for Sky Blue.

“We defend as a unit, from forwards back to goalkeepers, so when we get a shutout it’s not just the backline and the goalkeepers, it’s all of us because we work as one unit at all times, no matter where the ball is,” Sky Blue head coach Denise Reddy said. “We put a lot of time into establishing a good comradery and our defensive organization and I think it showed tonight.”

In the ninth minute, Raquel Rodriguez flicked the ball to Hoy, who faked several defenders before sending the ball deep into the back of net.

Sky Blue FC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan made several crucial saves.

Paige Monaghan broke through the Scarlet Knight’s defense to double Sky Blue’s lead 2-0.

Sky Blue FC will open the season on April 13 against the Washington Spirit at Maryland SoccerPlex and the home opener will take place Saturday, April 20, at 6 p.m. ET against the Houston Dash at Yurcak Field.