October 8, 2013

Field Hockey Travels To Brown On Wednesday, Oct. 9

Quinnipiac Bobcats (6-5) vs Brown Bears (4-5)
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9 • 4:00 PM
Location: Goldberger Family Field • Providence, R.I.
All-Time Series vs. Brown: 2-2-0
Last Time QU Faced Brown: W, 3-2 (9/26/12; Hamden, Conn.)
Live Stats: livestats.prestosports.com/brown/
Live Video: www.ivyleaguedigitalnetwork.com/

Complete Game Notes In PDF Format

Midweek Trip To Providence
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will travel to Providence, R.I. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 to take on Brown University in a non-conference match-up at Goldberger Family Field at 4 p.m. 

Follow It Live
Live stats and video are available by clicking on the appropriate links at QuinnipiacBobcats.com or by visiting BrownBears.com.

Tune In Live Worldwide
Bobcat fans can access the live video stream for all of Quinnipiac's home contests - 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 its match-up against Brown on Wednesday, Nov. 9 before opening MAAC play against Sacred Heart at home on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 12 p.m.

Scouting The Brown Bears
Brown hosts Quinnipiac on Wednesday with an overall record of 4-5 on the season. After a season-opening loss to Bryant, Brown picked up a pair of wins, back-to-back, against Rider and Vermont. Since then, the Bears have won two of their last six games, claiming victories against Colgate and Harvard. Meghan O'Donnell leads the Bears in goals (7) and points (17) while Alexis Miller and Hannah Rogers have both scored three times apiece this year. In goal, Shannon McSweeney is 4-5 with a .750 save percentage and a 3.33 goals-against-average. 

All-Time Against Brown
Quinnipiac and Brown have split their four-game series, with the home team winning in each one. Last season, Quinnipiac came out on top, 3-2, at home. Quinnipiac has played at Brown twice previously, with the Bears claiming a 3-2 win in 2011 and a 4-1 win in 2009. 

I Think You Hear Her Knocking
Jess Rusin had a goal and an assist in last weekend's win against Yale. Rusin's three-point afternoon was monumental for the Bobcat forward, as she now joins Heather Cady '02 as the only other player to record 70 or more points during a career at Quinnipiac. With the assist on the game's first goal, she surpassed Catie Canetti '01 (69) for second place on the all-time career points list and only trails Cady (79) by seven points. In addition, Rusin also became the third player in program history to record 30 or more goals, needing just two more to match Cady's first-place mark (32).

Coincidence? I Think Not
After being held scoreless through the first five games of the year, Danielle Allan has been on fire since, scoring seven goals and assisting on another for 15 points in the Bobcats' last six games - of which Quinnipiac is 5-1. In that span, Allan had a two-goal showing against UMass Lowell and a hat trick against Holy Cross. 

Where She Ranks
Allan now has 18 goals for her career, good for 11th place in career goals at Quinnipiac.Her 48 career points also ranked 10th all-time at Quinnipiac.

Taylor Fit
Jennalise Taylor has also been a major factor in the Bobcats' five wins over their last six games. The senior captain has totaled three goals and four assists in that span for 10 points, second only to Allan's tally.

Hamden's Finest
Hamden native Savanna Reilly has emerged as one of the Bobcats' most proficient reserves, totaling four assists - good for second on the Bobcats' roster- for the year. Reilly red-shirted as a freshman in 2012. Over the Bobcats' last six games, she is tied with senior captain Jennalise Taylor for a team-best four assists over that span.