November 2, 2012
Field Hockey To Face Rider In Northeast Conference Tournament On Friday, Nov. 2 At 1:30 PM
No. 4 Quinnipiac Bobcats (12-6, 5-2 NEC) vs. No. 1 Rider
(13-5, 6-1 NEC)
2012 NEC Field Hockey Tournament
Date: Nov. 2-3
Semifinal Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Ben Cohen Turf Field •
All-Time Series vs. Rider: 9-13
Last Time QU Faced Rider: W, 3-2 (10/14/12)
Current Streak vs. Rider: Won 1
Live Stats: GoBroncs.com
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2012 Northeast Conference Tournament
The Quinnipiac field hockey team qualified for the 2012
Northeast Conference Tournament with a pair of victories last
weekend to clinch the No. 4 seed in the championship series. The
Bobcats will face regular-season champions and No. 1 seed Rider on
Friday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Ben Cohen Turf Field in
Lawrenceville, N.J. No. 2 seed Saint Francis (Pa.) will face No. 3
seed Monmouth at 11 a.m. with the winner of each game playing on
Saturday, Nov. 3 for the NEC Tournament Championship.
Follow It Live
All Northeast Conference Field Hockey Tournament games
can be seen live on NECFrontrow.com. Live audio can also be
accessed at QuinnipiacBobcats.com or at theqbsn.com, with
commentary provided by QBSN's Zach Daly and Nick Dench. Live stats
will also be provided by GoBroncs.com.
The Bobcats Against The NEC Field
Quinnipiac posted a 1-2 overall record against the othet
opponents in the 2012 NEC Tournament, including a 3-2 win against
Rider on Oct. 14 in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats lost to Monmouth,
3-0, on Oct. 12 and Saint Francis (Pa.), 1-2 on Oct. 21.
Quinnipiac In The NEC's
Quinnipiac is 7-8 all-time in the Northeast Conference,
including tournament championship in 2001and 2003 .The Bobcats have
qualified for the NEC Tournament in 12 of its 14 years in the
conference, including the last five years.
All-Time Against Rider
Quinnipiac is 9-13 all-time against, including a 2-3 mark
against the Broncs in the NEC Tournament. Quinnipiac won the last
meeting between the two teams, 3-2 on Oct. 14 in Hamden, snapping a
six-game losing streak to the Broncs. Quinnipiac's win in that game
ended Rider's 21-game winning streak in NEC games.
Rider cruised in the Northeast Conference Tournament on
the heels of a four-game winning streak with their only loss in
their last seven games coming to Quinnipiac. The Broncs captured
their fifth NEC Championship last season with a 2-1 win against
Monmouth. Rider is led by four 20-point scorers, headlined by the
NEC's leading scorer in Sandra Penas who accumulated 16 goals and
seven assists for 39 points this season. Marlaine Schneider checks
in with eight goals and six assists for 22 points while Gabby Burgo
totaled 10 goals and one assist for the year. Allison Muchs has
tallied six goals and eight assists for 20 points.
The Bobcats' 12 victories match the program record for
wins set by the 2002 team, while their seven non-conference wins
are the most in program history.
One For The Books
Quinnipiac goalkeeper Nicole Lewis
won her 12th game of the season in a 3-0 victory against Bryant on
Sunday, Oct. 28. In doing so, Lewis matched Sarah Mather's '02
single-season win record.
And Another One
Lewis' win against Bryant was also the 30th of her
career, making her the third keeper, joining Mathers and Erin McKay
'06, to reach the 30-win mark.
Where She Ranks
Lewis leads the Northeast Conference with a .818 save
percentage while also ranking second with a 1.44 goals-against
average. Lewis also ranks in the top 25 nationally in both
picked up a pair of goals against Bryant to give her
three goals and four assists to give her 10 points for the year -
all coming against NEC teams. Romano becomes the first player in
program history to lead the Bobcats in conference points after not
totaling a point in NEC play in the previous season.
Time To Get Defensive
Quinnipiac and Rider are both tied for the Northeast
Conference lead with five shutouts this season.
Lending A Hand
Quinnipiac finished the regular season ranked first in
assists with 38 in 18 games for a 2.11 per game average.
Making The Most Of Its Opportunities
Quinnipiac is the only team in the Northeast Conference
to feature two players (Jess Rusin
) in the top-10 in scoring but not have a player rank in
the top 10 in shots attempted.
J-E-S-S JESS JESS JESS
Jess Rusin led the Bobcats with nine goals and six
assists for 24 points, the fourth most in the Northeast Conference
while her 1.33 points per game rank fifth among all NEC players.
Rusin's nine goals rank seventh in the NEC while her 0.50 per game
average rank eighth.
Jennalise Taylor's 21 points rank eighth in the NEC while
her seven assists rank seventh in the conference. This season,
Taylor scored seven goals to go along with her seven assists.
Taylor's four game-winning goals led Quinnipiac while
also ranking second in the NEC.
Cate In The Clutch
Senior Cate Colucci
has proven to be a vital part of the Bobcats' defense this season,
helping the team hold the opposition to just 1.81 goals per game,
good for third in the NEC. Colucci also ranks fifth in the nation
with four defensive saves.
On A Zim
led Quinnipiac with eight assists in her final year in
the Navy and Gold, giving her the fourth most in the NEC this
Where They Rank All-Time
• Jess Rusin has 23 career goals to her credit, good for
seventh all-time. Her 55 career points rank eighth all-time.
• Lauren Zimniski's 14 career assists rank eighth all-time,
tying Julie Smith's '02 career total.
Allan and Kristen Engelke both have 12 career goals, good for
18th all-time at Quinnipiac.
• Nicole Lewis' 12 wins this season ties Sarah Mathers'
program record set during the 2002 season.
• Nicole Lewis' 30 career wins rank third all-time at
• Quinnipiac's 43 goals this season are the fourth most in
program history, while its 38 assists are the third most.