Northeast Conference Championship Semifinals
Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 - 11 a.m.
No. 3 Quinnipiac University vs. No. 2 Monmouth University
Ben Cohen Field - Lawrenceville, N.J.
Northeast Conference Tournament Semifinals vs. Monmouth
Quinnipiac will square-off against Monmouth in the 2011 Northeast Conference Tournament Semifinals on Friday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at Rider University's Ben Cohen Field in Lawrenceville, N.J. Quinnipiac clinched the 3rd seed in the tournament with a 5-2 win against Sacred Heart on Friday, Oct. 29 as it won its last three NEC games on its way to a 11-7 overall mark and a 5-2 record in league play. Monmouth concluded the regular season at 14-5 overall and 6-1 in the NEC, with its only loss coming to top-ranked Rider.
Quinnipiac's student-operated sports broadcasting organization, QBSN, will have the call from Rider University's Ben Cohen Field. Zach Daly and Marty Joseph will have all the action.
NEC Tournament History
Quinnipiac is 7-8 all-time in the Northeast Conference Championship Tournament, incluidng a 4-5 mark in semifinal games and a 3-2 record in the NEC Championship. The Bobcats have faced Monmouth twice in the NEC Tournament, with Quinnipiac leading the all-time series at 2-0. The Bobcats won five of its first six NEC Tournament games, but have won just twice since 2002, edging Sacred Heart and Rider for the 2003 NEC Tournament Championship.
All-Time Against Monmouth
Quinnipiac is 14-5 all-time against Monmouth, including wins in 11 of their previous 14 meetings. The Hawks got the better of the Bobcats in their last meeting, earlier this season, with a 3-2 win in West Long Branch, N.J. Quinnipiac and Monmouth have met twice in the NEC Tournament, with the Bobcats defeated the Hawks twice.
Scouting The Hawks
Monmouth enters this weekend's tournament at 14-5 overall and 6-1 in the NEC, with its only loss coming to top ranked Rider. Michelle Pieczynski leads Monmouth with 19 goals and six assists for 44 points while Patricia O'Dwyer has scored 14 goals, while assisting on a team-high eight goals, for 36 points. In goal, Teresa Mathews is 14-5-0 with three shutouts, a 1.76 goals-against average and a .728 save percentage.
Keep It Going Rook
Danielle Allan, fresh off her second NEC Rookie of the Week honor, had her first career hat trick with a three-goal effort in a 5-2 win against Sacred Heart as Quinnipiac clinched the No. 3 seed in the upcoming Northeast Conference Championship.
Three In A Row
With three goals against SHU on Friday, Oct. 29, Danielle Allan became the first freshman in Quinnipiac history to score a goal in three consecutive games, while reaching the second-best goal total (8) for a first-year player.
One Of The All-Time Greats
Megan McCreedy had a goal and an assist in the Bobcats' 5-2 win against Sacred Heart. McCreedy's 14 assists are a career-best, the most in Quinnipiac's history while also pushing her career assist total to 26, also the most in Quinnipiac history.
Danielle Allan was named the NEC Co-Rookie of the Week on Monday, Oct. 23. Allan was second in the line-up and first among all Quinnipiac freshmen with two goals and four points in the Bobcats two wins this weekend. Allan scored her fourth goal of the year in the Bobcats' 6-1 romp of Siena before putting Quinnipiac on the board with her fifth goal of the season against Bryant in a 2-0 win. Allan was also named Rookie of the Week on Aug. 29.