October 24, 2012

Pennsylvania Bound: Men's Soccer Heads to Robert Morris On Sunday

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Quinnipiac University Bobcats (7-5-2, 5-1-1 NEC)
Robert Morris Colonials
 (4-11-2, 1-6-1 NEC)
Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 10 a.m
Joe Walton Stadium - Moon Township, Pa.

Live Stats -Robert Morris

Pennsylvania Bound
The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team (7-5-2, 5-1-1 NEC) enters the second to last weekend of play sitting in playoff contention. Now in second place, the Bobcats embark on the backend of a Pennsylvania doubleheader; set to face Robert Morris on Sunday morning. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m.

All-Time Against Robert Morris
Contrary to their above average record with the Red Flash, Quinnipiac has struggled all-time against the Colonials. Quinnipiac boasts a 2-6-6 record in 14 games against Saint Francis (Pa.), a series that dates back to the 1998 season. Furthermore, the Bobcats have managed just one win in seven tries in Moon Township, Pa. Last season, QU edged the Colonials, 2-1, at the QU Soccer Field on Mount Carmel Campus.

Scouting the Colonials
Robert Morris enters the weekend with a 4-10-2 record and virtually eliminated from post-season competition. The Colonials have four points and would need four straight wins and a lot of help to make the NEC Tournament. Nonetheless, RMU could post a threat to QU considering a 1-1 draw through double-overtime against the second-placed Central Connecticut Blue Devils earlier this year. Goalkeeper Toba Bolaji has four shutouts between the posts and a respectable .836 saves percentage. On the other end of the pitch, Miro Cabrilo and Bruce Cullen each have four goals, combining for 19 of the team's 34 points. 

On The Air
This weekend's games can be followed by visiting the official website of Quinnipiac athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Live video and live statistics will be available. 

Top 10
Philip Suprise scored his 24th career goal for the Bobcats against Mount St. Mary's (10/21). With the tally, he moved into a two-way tie for seventh place all-time in goals (24), 10th place all-time in points (56), and remains in two assists shy of cracking top 15 all-time. 

There's A First For Everything
Freshman Erik Panzer and sophomore Machel Baker each collected their first career goals in the win against Mount St. Mary's (10/21).  Panzer provided the game-winner in the 36th minute, while Baker added some insurance in the 50th minute of play. 

Party of Three
The Bobcats featured three different players in the scoring column against the Mountaineers (10/21). Quinnipiac last had three different players score back in 2010 when the Bobcats handed Central Connecticut a 4-3 loss in overtime at the QU Soccer Field. 

Rejection Is Key
Goalkeeper Borja Angoitia recorded the team's second straight shutout and third of the campaign against Mount St. Mary's (10/21). The Bobcats last posted back-to-back clean sheets in 2010 when they blanked NJIT and Sacred Heart in October. Angoitia combined for 14 saves in his fifth and sixth wins of the year.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu