No. 10 University of Massachusetts Minutewomen (6-2)
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 - 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field - Hamden, Conn.
Air - WQAQ.com
Scott Sheahan - Play-by-play
Andrew Gau - Color Commentary
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host nationally-ranked #10 University of Massachusetts in a non-conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac is coming off a 3-1 win against Holy Cross on Thursday and stand at 1-5 overall. UMass is 6-2 overall after winning five of their last six games, including a 2-1 victory against Vermont on Saturday.
On The Air
WQAQ.com will carry all the field hockey action this year from the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field. This Thursday, Scott Sheahen will have the play-by-play while Andrew Gau will provide the color commentary.
Live stats will also be availbe for Quinnipiac's tilt against UMass at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.
Scouting The UMass Minutewomen
UMass is currently 6-2 overall with wins in five of their last six games, including a 2-1 win against Vermont on Saturday. On Tuesday of this past week, they were also ranked No. 10 in the Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll. Makaela Potts leds the team in scoring with nine points (3 goals, 3 assists) while Katie Kelly leads the team with four goals. Jill Powers and Cher King are tied with Potts for the team lead with three assists. Alesha Widdall has played every minute in the cage for UMass. She is currently 6-2 with a 1.10 goals-against average and an .800 save percentage.
All-Time Against The Minutewomen
Quinnipiac and Massachusetts met for the first time last season, on Aug. 31, 2008, with the Minutewomen winning 3-0 in Amherst, Mass.
Last Time Out - Quinnipiac 3, Holy Cross 1
Quinnipiac picked up their first victory of the 2009 season with a 3-1 win against Holy Cross on the Bobcats home turf. Kimberly Cunniff scored first to put the Bobcats out in front on a marker that served as her first career goal. Liz Marini scored her first career goals, scoring twice in the win. Jenna Grossman continued her consistent play with her third consecutive game with double-digit saves, stopping 11 shots on goal.
Kimberly Cunniff scored her first career goal in the Bobcats win against Holy Cross. The goal came off a penalty stroke, with the sophomore's blast getting tipped in traffic and looping over the goalies head to give Quinnipiac a 1-0 lead.
Nobody Beats The Liz
Liz Marini scored twice in the Bobcats 3-1 win against Holy Cross on Thursday. It was her first two career goals.
Gross(man) Point Blank
With 11 saves against Holy Cross on Thursday, Jenna Grossman has turned in three consecutive games with double-digit saves. It is the second time that she accomplished the feat. The first time came during the 2006 season when she stopped 11 against Boston College on Sept. 9, 10 against Hofstra on Sept. 20 and 10 against Maine on Sept. 24. Grossman is one of two Quinnipiac goalkeepers, along with Sarah Mathers '00, to accomplish the feat, and the only one to do so twice in her career.