September 25, 2010

Field Hockey Hosts Lafayette On Sunday, Sept. 26 At 11 A.M.

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



Back At The Friendly Confines

Quinnipiac returns home on Sunday, Sept. 26 to host Lafayette College at 11 a.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats return home after a three-game road trip that featured a pair of games against nationally-ranked Albany and Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. before a game in Orono, Me. against the University of Maine. Quinnipiac is 2-6 entering Sunday's game and host a Lafayette squad that boasts a 2-4 record.

Cunning Cunniff
Kim Cunniff scored her second goal of the season in the Bobcats 6-1 loss to Maine on Friday night. The third-year forward blasted a shot by the Black Bears' goalie on a penalty corner to answer five straight markers scored by Maine.

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Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) stopped six of Maine's eight shots on goal over the final 49 minutes of play. Lewis has started five of Quinnipiac's eight games thus far, posting a 2-3-0 record with a .707 save percentage and a 3.03 goals-against average.

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.

Looking Ahead
Quinnipiac returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 5 when it hosts Brown University at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. at 4 p.m. The Bobcats will be sponsoring a fund raiser that day to support Breast Cancer Awareness through the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Bobcat fans are invited to wear pink that day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, while parents of both teams will be holding a bake sale at the field to raise funds.

NEC Time
Quinnipiac will open Northeast Conference play on Sunday, Oct. 10 when it travels to Fairfield, Conn. to take on Sacred Heart at 12 p.m. They will then host Rider on Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. and Monmouth on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m.