Quinnipiac University (3-6) vs. Brown University (2-6)
Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex - Hamden, Conn.
Play For The Cure
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.
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.
Brown is currently 2-6 overall, with a win their last time out against Harvard on Oct. 2. Brown's only other win this season came against Northeast Conference foe Bryant University, 6-2, on Sept. 19. Abigail Taft leads Brown with six goals and one assist for 13 points. Katie Hyland and Torie Stearns are tied for the team-lead with three assists. Lauren Kessler has logged a majority of the minutes in goal for the Bears, posting a 2-4-0 record with a 3.32 goals-against average and a .684 save percentage in over 500 minutes in cage.
All-Time Against Brown
Tuesday's game against the Brown Bears will be the second meeting all-time between the two teams. They first met on Oct. 16, 1999, with Brown winning, 4-1, in Providence, R.I.
Another Player Of The Week
Kimberly Cunniff was named the NEC Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 27 following a three-goal weekend. Cunniff scored the Bobcats only goal in a 6-1 loss to Maine on Friday before scoring twice in a 3-1 win against Lafayette on Sunday.
Tina Watkins (Sweet Valley, Pa.) currently leads Quinnipiac with five assists for the year. Watkins' total is a personal best.
MacKenzie Liptak's assists on Kristen Engelke's goal against Lafayette gave her 30 points for her career, making her the 15th player in Quinnipiac history to reach the mar,.
Lauren Zimniski had an assist on both of Cunniff's against Lafayetter, her first points of the 2010 season.
Quinnipiac's game against Brown on Tuesday will be the Bobcats first action since Sunday, Sept. 25, giving them eight days off between game action.