NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Yale, 4-3, in a non-conference match-up at Johnson Field in New Haven, Conn. With the loss, the Bobcats drop to 1-2 on the season while Yale improves to 2-0.
Quinnipiac freshman Amanda Danziger (Smithtown, N.Y.) figured into all three Bobcat goals, scoring once and assisting on two goals by senior captain Katie Van Nostrand (Derry, N.H.). Tina Watkins (Sweet Valley, Pa.) also had two assists in the game.
Yale scored the first half's only goal when Eric Borgo received a pass from Mary Beth Barham and dropped a shot past Quinnipiac goalkeeper Amanda DeLouise (Cheshire, Conn.) to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. The Bobcats were able to squash all seven penalty corners by Yale for the half. DeLouise was solid in the first frame, stopping four of five shots on goal.
Quinnipiac matched the Bulldogs' effort in the second half with each team scoring three times. Yale's Mia Rosati scored off a penalty corner with the assist going to Dinah Landshut to give Yale a two-goal lead. Van Nostrand scored her first goal of the season, just over a minute later, off a penalty corner with assists going to Danzinger and Watkins.
Yale's Maddy Sharp scored on an assist from Landshut at the 61:36 mark before Van Nostrand scored her second goal of the game to pull Quinnipiac back to within a goal. The marker came off a penalty corner with Danziger and Watkins picking up assists on the play.
Yale's Barham scored what proved to be the difference-maker on an assist from Kirsten Krebs in a goal that ended in a collision with DeLouise that ended the senior keeper's afternoon with 10 saves. Junior Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) relieved DeLouise, stopping both shots she saw in the final 6:28 of play.
Danziger's first career goal came with 11 seconds to play in the game when Kimberly Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) took control of the ball deep in the Bobcats' zone and blasted a pass the length of the field. The pass eluded Yale's sticks and left Danziger one-on-one with Yale's Katie Bolling.
The Bobcats return to action on Friday, Sept. 10 when they travel to Boston, Mass. to take on Northeastern in a non-conference match-up slated for a 2 p.m. start at Sweeney Field.