Field Hockey Hosts Northeastern On Friday, Sept. 11

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-1) vs.

Northeastern University Huskies (1-2)
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 - 4 p.m.

Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex

Bobcats Home Opener
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host Northeastern University on Friday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex. The Bobcats are 0-1 on the year following a season-opening loss to Boston College on Sept. 4. Northeastern is currently 1-2 overall.

On The Air
The Bobcats' match-up against Northeastern can be heard live courtesy of wqaq.com. Andrew Gau will have the play-by-play while John Leach will provide the color commentary.

Scouting The Northeastern University Huskies
Northeastern University is currently 1-2 overall following a season-opening 2-1 loss to No. 3 Syracuse on Aug. 28. They then split a pair of games on the West Coast, falling to Stamford, 1-0, before defeating California, 3-2 in double overtime. Northeastern is led by Crystal Poland, who has two goals and one assist for a team-high five points. In goal, Lissie Priest is 1-2-0 after allowing five goals in over 230 minutes in net for a 1.52 goals-against average. She has also turned away 14 of 19 shots faced for a .737 save percentage.


All-Time Against The Huskies
Quinnipiac is 0-8 all-time against Northeastern, dating back to their first meeting on Sept. 15, 1999. Seven of the eight match-ups all-time have come on Northeastern's home field, while the only game played in Hamden fell on Sept. 12, 2007.

Last Time Out - Boston College 5, Quinnipiac 0

Despite being shut-out in their 2009 season opener, the Bobcats showed promise in the second half of their 5-0 loss to Boston College. In particular, sophomore goaltender Nicole Lewis turned back all four shots on goal to hold BC scoreless in the second half. A combined defensive effort put forth by Cassie Adams, Katie Van Nostrand and Bonnie Shea held up down the stretch.

Alumni Game

Sunday, September 6, 2009 was the date of the 2009 Quinnipiac Field Hockey Alumni Game. Former Bobcats present at the game were: Eileen Gallagher, Cheryl Torino, Missy Pelton, Nicole Fernandes, Erin McKay, Amy Cunniff, Megan Dahle, Jaime Cassesse, Shannon Whittemore, Courtney Ryan, Jennifer Kinchla, Erin Begley, Amy Hollister, Lauren Kuchmak, Jillian Carroll, Megan Sciascia and Catie Canetti.