2014 Field Hockey News

September 21, 2014
Gemma Cirera's Second Half Tally Seals Come-From-Behind Victory for QU Field Hockey Over Vermont, 3-2
Locked in a back-and-forth battle throughout, the Quinnipiac field hockey team came through with two clutch goals in the second half to seal the come-from-behind victory over Vermont, 3-2, on Sunday from Winder Moulton Field. Freshman Gemma Cirera (Terrassa, Barcelona) proved to be the hero for the Bobcats as her first career goal late the second half put Quinnipiac ahead for good. Quinnipiac’s victory moves the Bobcats to 2-5 on the season and 2-1 in three road contests while Vermont falls to 0-7.

September 20, 2014
QU Field Hockey Heads to Catamount Country to Challenge Vermont on Sunday at 1 PM
The Quinnipiac field hockey team packs up their bags as the Bobcats prepare for a lengthy road trip up to Burlington, Vt. to face the Catamounts. This will be the third straight season in which the two sides have faced off and the fourth time overall. Play is set to begin from Moulton Winder Field on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

September 16, 2014
QU Field Hockey Drops Non-Conference Matchup in Closing Minutes to UMass Lowell, 3-2
Despite a spirited comeback attempt, the Quinnipiac field hockey team dropped a non-conference contest to UMass Lowell, 3-2, at home on Tuesday afternoon. The Bobcats battled back from a pair of one-goal deficits but couldn’t muster one more rally as the River Hawks blasted home the game-winner with just 4:38 remaining. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 1-5 on the season while UMass Lowell moves to 3-4.

September 15, 2014
QU Field Hockey Returns to Hamden For Non-Conference Showdown With UMass Lowell on Tuesday at 3:30 PM
After two straight road games last week, the Quinnipiac field hockey team makes its return to Hamden with a non-conference match on Tuesday against UMass Lowell. Still in search of their first home win on the season, the Bobcats (1-4, 0-0 MAAC) will look to piggyback off their 3-1 victory over the River Hawks last season and get back in the win column.

September 13, 2014
QU Field Hockey Drops Heartbreaker to Yale in Overtime, 1-0
Despite yet another outstanding effort from the Bobcat defense, the Quinnipiac field hockey fell to the Yale Bulldogs, 1-0, in overtime from Johnson Field. The Bobcats' overtime loss drops Quinnipiac to 1-4 on the season while Yale picks up their first win as they improve to 1-2.

September 11, 2014
QU Field Hockey Looking For Back-to-Back Wins on Saturday at Crosstown Rival Yale
Coming off their first win of the season on Wednesday at Holy Cross, the Quinnipiac field hockey team (1-3, 0-0 MAAC) looks to continue their upward tick on Saturday as they travel down I-95 for a matchup against crosstown rival Yale (0-2, 0-0 Ivy League) from Johnson Field. Quinnipiac looks to play spoilers on the road again, this time for the Bulldogs who’ll be hosting their annual Alumnae Weekend from Johnson Field in New Haven.

September 10, 2014
Meghan McCullough Scores Twice to Lead QU Field Hockey Past Holy Cross, 2-0
The first road trip in 2014 for the Quinnipiac field hockey team ended in victory as the Bobcats took down Holy Cross from the Hart Turf Field on Wednesday night, 2-0. Junior Meghan McCullough (Plymouth Meeting, Pa.) scored both Bobcat goals on the evening to lead Quinnipiac to their first victory of the 2014 season. With the victory, Quinnipiac improves to 1-3 while the Crusaders fall to 2-3.

September 9, 2014
Megan Conaboy Wins Her Second Straight MAAC Defensive Player of the Week Honor
Coming off one of the best games in the history of Quinnipiac field hockey, the Bobcats' senior goalkeeper Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) earned her second consecutive MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honor, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Conaboy’s outstanding effort against No. 8 Penn State on Sunday brought her acclaim on both the conference and national level as she continues to stand tall in net for the Bobcats this season.

September 8, 2014
QU Field Hockey Hits the Road For the First Time in 2014 at Holy Cross on Wednesday at 7:05 PM
The Quinnipiac field hockey team (0-3, 0-0 MAAC) will hit the road for the first time in 2014 on Wednesday as they travel up to Worcester, Mass. to take on the Holy Cross Crusaders (2-2, 0-0 Patriot) at 7:05 pm from the Hart Turf Field. In search of their first victory in 2014, this will be the 10th straight year in which the Bobcats and Crusaders have faced off, with the Bobcats claiming victories in four straight meetings against Holy Cross.

September 7, 2014
QU Field Hockey Falls to No. 8 Penn State, 4-0; Megan Conaboy Brilliant in Goal Setting New Career High
Despite a valiant effort in goal from the Bobcats' senior goalkeeper Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.), the Quinnipiac field hockey team fell to No. 8 nationally-ranked Penn State, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex. Quinnipiac’s loss drops them to 0-3 on the season while the Nittany Lions improve to 3-1.

September 6, 2014
QU Field Hockey Freshman Michelle Federico Featured in New Haven Register
Quinnipiac field hockey freshman left back and local hometown star Michelle Federico (Cheshire, Conn.) was featured in the New Haven Register on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The article, written by columnist David Borges, highlights Federico’s illustrious high school career right down the road playing for Cheshire High School and her journey to play for what has been her “dream” school for many years.

September 5, 2014
QU Field Hockey Plays Host to No. 8 Penn State on Sunday at 12:00 PM
After playing host to the first annual Longstreth/Bobcat Classic last weekend, the Quinnipiac field hockey team (0-2, 0-0 MAAC) returns home to face the No. 8 nationally-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (2-0, 0-0 BIG 10) on Sunday at 12:00 pm in Hamden. This will be the first time the Bobcats have faced off against the national power Nittany Lions from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex and just their second all-time meeting against Penn State.

September 1, 2014
Megan Conaboy Named MAAC Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week
Quinnipiac senior goalkeeper Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, Sept. 2, as announced by the conference office. Conaboy is the MAAC's first Defensive Player of the Week honoree of the season as the reigning MAAC Co-Goalkeeper of the Year started the year off with a couple big games against national powerhouse programs.

August 31, 2014
Field Hockey's Effort Falls Short in 3-2 Overtime Loss to Lafayette
In a game that saw the Quinnipiac field hockey team take a 2-0 lead deep into the second half, the Bobcats saw a game within its grasps slip away in a 3-2 loss in overtime to Lafayette at the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex. Quinnipiac held a halftime lead and built a two-goal lead off the stick of senior captain Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.J.) but the Leopards came alive with two goals in the final five minutes of regulation and then with the game-winner 11:22 into the overtime period. With the loss, Quinnipiac drops to 0-2 on the season while the Leopards improve to 2-0.

August 29, 2014
Field Hockey Falls to No. 13 Boston College, 3-0, in Longstreth/Bobcat Classic Opener
The Quinnipiac field hockey team was dealt a 3-0 loss at the hands of No. 13 nationally-ranked Boston College, in the opening game of the Longstreth/Bobcat Classic from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex.

August 27, 2014
Field Hockey Hosts No. 13 Boston College and Lafayette in 1st Annual Longstreth/Bobcat Classic This Weekend
The Quinnipiac field hockey team is coming off one of the most successful seasons in program history after capturing the inaugural Metro Atlantic Athletic Regular Season Championship and then winning the MAAC Tournament Championship. Fresh off their first NCAA Tournament berth in 10 years, the 2014 Bobcats kickoff the new season hosting the inaugural Longstreth/Bobcat Classic this weekend from Aug. 29-31 at the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex. No. 13 nationally-ranked Boston College and Lafayette will join the Bobcats for the weekend in which each team plays two games starting with the Bobcats and Eagles on Friday at 3:00 pm.

August 24, 2014
Field Hockey Edged By Defending National Champs UConn, 2-1, in Sunday Home Exhibition
The upset-minded Quinnipiac field hockey team gave their intrastate rival all they could handle from the QU Field Hockey Turf Complex but they were ultimately edged by the defending national champs, 2-1, in a Sunday exhibition match. An impressive all-around effort gave the defending NCAA champion Huskies trouble at times and has Quinnipiac heading into their 2014 season opener on Friday at home against Boston College with plenty of momentum.

August 5, 2014
QU Field Hockey Selected as MAAC Preseason Favorites; Allan, Conaboy and Osantisch Named to Preseason All-MAAC Team
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team was chosen to finish first in the 2014 MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, as voted on by the league's six head coaches. The 2013 MAAC Champions return 11 letterwinners, including three All-MAAC Preseason selections in seniors Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.Y.), Megan Conaboy (Clarks Summit, Pa.) and Megan Osanitsch (Harwinton, Conn.), from a team that is fresh off their first conference title since the 2003 season.

June 23, 2014
QU Field Hockey Adds Isamarie Ramos For 2014 Season
Quinnipiac field hockey head coach Becca Main has announced the addition of Isamarie Ramos (Coopersburg, Pa.) to the Bobcats’ roster for the 2014 season. Ramos is currently the youngest member of Puerto Rico’s National Field Hockey Team.

June 11, 2014
Quinnipiac Field Hockey Announces 2014 Schedule
Quinnipiac University field hockey head coach Becca Main has announced the Bobcats’ 2014 schedule, which features 10 home contests, highlighted by match-ups against perennially nationally-ranked Boston College, Penn State and Old Dominion.