October 16, 2010
Field Hockey Hosts Monmouth On Sunday, Oct. 17 At 1 PM
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host Northeast
Conference first-place foe Monmouth University on Sunday, Oct. 17
at 1 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf
Complex in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats are coming off a 1-0 loss to
Rider, in overtime, and currently stand at 1-1 in NEC play and 5-7
overall. Monmouth is 2-0 in the NEC and 10-3 overall.
Monmouth is currently 10-3 overall with a 2-0 mark in NEC play
after win against Saint Francis, 3-1 on Oct. 10, and Sacred Heart,
1-0 on Oct. 15. Monmouth is currently second in the league in goals
(39) and goals per game (3.25), as well as goals-against average
(1.91). Kimmy Baligian leads the Hawks with 11 goals and 22 points,
while Alex Carroll checks in with nine goals and three assists for
21 points. In all, Monmouth carries six players with double-digit
point totals thus far, while eight different players have scored
for the Hawks. Meredith Violi leads Monmouth with six assists while
Melissa Katz has played every minute in goal for the Hawks, posting
a 10-3-0 mark with a 1.77 goals-against average and a .723 save
All-Time Against The Hawks
Quinnipiac and Monmouth have met 17 times since Quinnipiac joined
the Division I ranks. The Bobcats hold the advantage all-time,
having won 14 of the 17 meetings. Quinnipiac has won five straight
and 11 of the last 12 meetings. The Bobcats are 7-1 on their home
field with wins in their last five meetings on Quinnipiac turf. The
Bobcats and Hawks have met twice in the NEC Tournament, resulting
in a 2-0 win in the NEC Semifinals in 2002 and a 1-0 win for QU in
the 1999 NEC Tournament Championship.
Among The Elite
Quinnipiac currently boasts nine players who have scored a goal
this season, second only to Rider among the NEC ranks.
Cage-minder Nicole Lewis stopped nine shots on goal against Rider,
matching her career-high that she set against Michigan on Sept.
Rider came to town on Friday with the Northeast Conference's
top-scoring offense, averaging 3.67 goals per game. The Bobcats
held the NEC's scoring elite to just one goal, breaking a streak of
five straight multi-goal games and held Rider to just its third
one-goal showing of the year.
Four of Quinnipiac's five wins this season, with the only exception
being its Oct. 5 win against Brown, have come when the Bobcats
trailed at some point in the game.