2013 Home Opener
The Quinnipiac field hockey team will host Maine for its 2013 home opener on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 12 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn.
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Tune In Live Worldwide
Quinnipiac's game against Maine will be the first of seven home games to be streamed live on YouTube.com. Bobcat fans can access the live video - with play-by-play and color commentary provided by QBSN - by clicking on the appropriate links at QuinnipiacBobcats.com or by visiting YouTube.com/quinnipiacathletics, clicking on "Videos" and then "Events".
When They Play Again
Following the Bobcats' game against Maine, the Bobcats will then travel to Easton, Pa. on Friday, Sept. 13 to take on Lafayette at 6 p.m. After a trip to UMass Lowell on Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Bobcats return home for a three-game homestand on Saturday, Sept. 21 against Vermont, Sunday, Sept. 22 against St. Joseph's and Thursday, Sept. 26 against Holy Cross.
Scouting The Maine Black Bears
Maine enters Sunday's game at 1-3 on the season after defeating Hofstra, 5-2, on Saturdy, Sept. 7. The Black Bears came into the weekend with losses to Massachusetts (2-1, 8/30/13), Michigan (4-2, 9/1/13) and Boston College (5-4, 9/3/13). Cassidy Svetek scored twice to lead Maine at Hofstra, while Nicole Sevey, Marissa Shaw and Syndey Veljacic also scored for the Black Bears with Annabelle Hamilton picking up two assists. Svetek now has three goals and two assists for the year while Shaw has scored three goals on the season.
The Common Foe
Quinnipiac and Maine both played Boston College earlier this week. The Black Bears fell, 5-4, to the No. 19 Eagles on Sept. 3 while Quinnipiac lost a hard-fought battle, 3-2, on Sept. 5.
All-Time Against Maine
Quinnipiac and Maine have met 11 times since they first tangled on Sept. 9, 2000, which resulted in a 2-1 win by the Bobcats in Hamden. Maine rattled off three straight wins through 2003 before a one-year gap in the all-time series. The Bobcats then won three of the next four match-ups - including back-to-back wins in 2005 and 2006 - through 2008. Maine has won the last three meetings between the two teams, including a 3-2 overtime victory in 2011 in Hamden.
The Last Time They Played
On Sept. 21, 2012, Quinnipiac's come-back bid against Maine fell short as the Bobcats were defeated, 5-3. Jennalise Taylor
(Yardley, Pa.), Christa Romano
(Madison, N.J.) and Danielle Allan
(Riverdale, N.J.) all scored for the Bobcats, who drop to 4-4 on the season. For Maine, Annabelle Hamilton had a hat trick while Zoe Berkey and Becca Paradee also scored for the Black Bears.
Kristin Engelke Named MAAC Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week
Quinnipiac fifth-year senior Kristin Engelke (Medford, N.J.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday, Sept. 3, as announced by the conference office. Engelke is the first Quinnipiac student-athlete to win a weekly award from the MAAC.
Asics Invitational All-Tournament Team
Engelke and Amanda Danziger
(Smithtown, N.Y.) were named to the Asics Invitational All-Tournament Team. Engelke had Quinnipiac's only goal in a 5-1 loss to No. 5 Syracuse before scoring what would stand as the game-winner against La Salle in a wild, 6-4 win. She also picked up an assist in that game. Danziger served as the stick-stop on both of Engelke's goal against Syracuse and then added a goal and an assist in Quinnipiac's win against La Salle.
Bobcats' Special Teams
Quinnipiac's special teams have produced seven goals off of 23 corner opportunities through the Bobcats' first three games. Engelke scored Quinnipiac's first of the year off a corner against Syracuse, before adding another special team's goal to open the game against La Salle.
Rusin Chasing Career Goals, Points Records
Against Boston College on Thursday night, Jess Rusin
(Garwood, N.J.) scored her team-leading third goal of the season. Rusin is now tied with Chelsea Osbrey '06 for third all-time with 26 career goals and Julie Smith '02 for fourth all-time with 62 career points.
First Of The Year For Ashleigh Allen
Quinnipiac sophomore Ashleigh Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) scored her first goal of the season, and third of her career, in the Bobcats' 3-2 loss to No. 19 Boston College on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Engelke Now Ranked 17th In Career Goals
Engelke's two goals last weekend were the 13th and 14th of her career, moving her into 17th place all-time at Quinnipiac. Engelke was the only player to score a goal in both of Quinnipiac's games last weekend.
Respect The Streaks
Engelke and Danziger are currently the only two players on the Bobcats' roster to register a point in each of Quinnipiac's first three games this season. Engelke scored once against No. 5 Syracuse in the season opener, with Danziger getting an assist. Against La Salle, the duo both registered a goal and an assist. Against BC, both had an assist.
Sophomore goalkeeper Megan Conaboy
(Clarks Summit, Pa.) has logged every minute in goal for the Bobcats in the early going, logging a .707 save percentage and a 4.00 goals-against-average. Conaboy has allowed 12 goals on 41 shots-on-goal.
I Got Your Back
(Gloucester, R.I.) picked up where she left off a year ago. The Bobcats' defensive saves leader in 2012, Colucci stopped four shots on goal a year ago. Against No. 19 Boston College, Colucci had two defensive stops in the second half of the Bobcats' loss.
Taylor Gets On The Board
Senior captain Jennalise Taylor (Yardley, Pa.) scored her first goal of the season in the Bobcats' win against La Salle. Taylor had a break-out year in 2012, tallying seven goals and seven assists for 21 points.
Osantisch Finds The Cage
Junior Megan Osantisch
(Harwinton, Conn.) scored her first career goal, and also the first points of her career, in the Bobcats' win against La Salle.
Picking Up Where She Left Off
Last season, Christa Romano (Madison, N.J.) registered 10 points (3g, 4a) over her final six games of the season, good for a 1.67 per game average. Romano picked up where she left off, picking up an assist in the Bobcats' loss to Syracuse before converting on two helpers against La Salle for three points in her first two games, good for a 1.50 per game average.
Ken Sweeten (email@example.com