Field Hockey Travels To Maine On Friday, Hosts Lafayette On Sunday

Friday, September 24, 2010 - 5 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at University of Maine
at University of Maine Field Hockey Complex - Orono, Me.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 11 a.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. Lafayette College Leopards
Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex - Hamden, Conn.

On The Road, And Back Again
The Quinnipiac field hockey team (2-5) will travel to Orono, Me. on Friday, Sept. 24 to take on the University of Maine (6-2) in a non-conference match-up at the University of Maine Field Hockey Complex. The Bobcats will then return home on Sunday, Sept. 26 to take on Lafayette College (2-4) at 11 a.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex. Live statistics will be available.

Scouting Maine
Maine is currently 6-2 with wins in four consecutive games in which they have outscored their opponent, 19-5. This past week, Jocelyn Mitchell was named America East and ECAC Field Hockey Player of the Week while first-year Black Bear Alexa Binnendijk was named America East Rookie of the Week. Mitchell is tied for the team lead in goals with seven. Kelly Newton also boasts seven goals on the year, as well as three assists, for a team-high 17 points. Stephanie Gardiner leads Maine with six assists, to go along with four goals for 14 points. In goal, Brittany Fleck is 6-1-0 with a 1.76 goals-against average and a .868 save percentage.

All-Time Against Maine
Friday's game between Quinnipiac and Maine will be the ninth meeting between the two teams dating back to their first meeting on Sept. 9, 2000. Quinnipiac is 4-4 against the Black Bears all-time, including a 2-1 mark at home, a 2-2 mark in Maine and an 0-1 at a neutral site. Quinnipiac has won three of the last four meetings between the two teams through the 2008 season.

Scouting Lafayette
Lafayette is currently 2-4 overall, with losses in its last two games against Penn State, 3-0 on Sept. 15, and Virginia, 4-0 on Sept. 18. Lafayette is led by Deanna DiCroce with two goals and two assists for a team-high six points. Meghan Cicchi has scored twice and assisted on one more for five points. In goal, Kelsey Andersen has logged every minute of the season in the cage, tallying a 2-4-0 record with a .659 save percentage and a 2.88 goals-against average.

All-Time Against Lafayette
Quinnipiac and Lafayette have played three times in their programs' histories with the Leopards taking all three contests. Lafayette won the first match-up, on Sept. 9, 2007 in Easton, Pa., 2-1 before knocking off the Bobcats 3-1 in 2008 and 2-0 last season.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats found two difficult opponents on their trip last weekend to Ann Arbor, Mich. Quinnipiac lost to nationally-ranked No. 18 Albany, 3-0, on Friday, Sept. 17 before losing to Michigan, who is receiving votes in the national polls, 6-0 on Sunday, Sept. 19.