October 21, 2009

Field Hockey Hosts Yale On Thursday, Oct. 22

Quinnipiac Bobcats (4-9) vs.
Yale Bulldogs (8-5)
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 - 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field - Hamden, Conn.

Elm City Match-Up
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team's will host Yale University on Thursday, Oct. 22 for a non-conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey and Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats enter the game with a record of 4-9 after winning three of their last four games including back-to-back wins against Sacred Heart and Monmouth last week. Yale enters Friday's game at 8-5 overall and also won both games they played last week against Dartmouth and Fairfield.

Northeast Conference Player of the Week
Senior MacKenzie Liptak was named the Northeast Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week after totaling a goal and two assists to lead Quinnipiac to back-to-back Northeast Conference wins against Sacred Heart and Monmouth. Liptak led Quinnipiac with two assists against in-state rival Sacred Heart University on Tuesday, Oct. 13, setting up a pair of goals in the 18th and 33rd minute in a 5-0 win. The two assists in the game were not only a personal best for Liptak but it put her in a tie for the team lead with five assists for the year, also a personal best. Liptak then scored the Bobcats' first goal in a thrilling 2-1 overtime win against Monmouth University on Sunday, Oct. 18 as Quinnipiac jumped over the Hawks in the NEC standings into third place. For the year, Liptak has scored three times and assisted on five more goals for a team-high 11 points. Liptak led the Bobcats last season with eight goals and 17 assists.

It's Been Awhile
In a 5-0 win against Sacred Heart, Kristen Engelke, Bonnie Shea, Lauren Hartnett and Liz Marini all scored. The last time Quinnipiac had four different players score in a game was Oct. 22, 2006 in a 6-0 win against Saint Francis (Pa.).

Doing Her Thing, Like She Always Does About This Time
Quinnipiac has allowed just two goals in their last four games, outscoring opponents 10-2, with a record of 3-1. In 129 minutes in goal, Jenna Grossman (Flanders, N.J.) posted a 2-0 with a 0.54 goals-against average after allowing just one goal in either game. For the year, Grossman carries a 2.52 goals-against average with a .762 save percentage.

Notorious Notarianni
Sophomore Kaitlyn Notarianni scored the game-winning goal in overtime in the Bobcats' 2-1 win against Monmouth on Sunday, Oct. 18. The goal was Notarianni's first of the season and fourth of her career. Notarianni's goal was her second career game-winner in overtime, with the other giving Quinnipiac their last overtime win on Oct. 24, 2008 against Saint Francis, Pa. (1-0).

Bobcats "Play For The Cure" To Benefit Susan G. Komen Fund
The Quinnipiac University field hockey and women's soccer teams, in a joint effort with Longstreth, raised over $600 this past weekend for the Susan G. Komen Foundation's "Play 4The Cure" fund to benefit breast cancer research. Field Hockey hosted Monmouth while women's soccer played Wagner on the Mt. Carmel campus of Quinnipiac University. It was the second consecutive year that both teams worked together for the event.

Scouting Yale University
Yale is currently 8-5 overall with wins in their last two games, a 5-2 victory against Dartmouth and a 6-0 win against Fairfield. Ashley McCauley leads the Bulldogs in goals (11) and points (24) while Katie Cantore leads Yale with 14 assists. Yale also has 12 different players who have scored this season.

All-Time Against The Bulldogs
Quinnipiac and Yale have met nine times since their first meeting on Oct. 18, 2000. Yale has won eight of the nine meetings with the Bobcats only win coming on Oct. 25, 2006 with a 2-1 victory in New Haven, Conn.