The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Lafayette, 3-1, in a non-conference match-up in Easton, Pa. The loss drops the Bobcats to 1-4 on the year while Lafayette improves to 2-2 on the season.
Quinnipiac senior Kacie McCreesh (Perkasie, Pa.) scored her second career goal for the Bobcats in the loss. Bobcats' senior captain Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.) assisted on the play. It was Rusin's first assist of the season, and 11th all-time. Rusin now has 65 career points, trailing Chelsea Osbrey's '06 67 career points for third place all-time at Quinnipiac.
Lafayette jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Haley Keenan scored off a rebound after Quinnipiac goalie Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) made a save on a shot by Lafayette's Brittany Blass off a corner. Coming out of the half, Blass scored on a penalty stroke less than two minutes into the second half to give the Leopards a 2-0 lead.
McCreesh's goal came 12 minutes later when the Bobcats were awarded a penalty corner. After Jennalise Taylor's (Yardley, Pa.) shot was blocked, Rusin collected the ball and fed McCreesh who deposited her first career goal to cut Lafayette's lead in half, 2-1.
With less than 10 minutes to play, Hannah Millen collected a rebound after a shot on goal off a corner and scored to give Lafayette a two-goal lead late in the game.
For the game, Conaboy stopped four of seven shots on goal.
Quinnipiac returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 17 when it travels to Lowell, Mass. to take on the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in a non-conference match-up at 6 p.m. at UMass-Lowell's Cushing Field Complex.