Quinnipiac University Bobcats (2-1, 1-0 NEC) at
Iona College Gaels (1-3, 0-0 MAA)
Friday, March 13, 2009 3 p.m.
Mazella Field New Rochelle, N.Y.
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team travels to take on Iona Friday, Mar. 13 in the final non-conference road game of the season. The Bobcats enter the game with a 2-1 record and having won their most recent game against Northeast Conference opponent Central Connecticut, 15-7, Tuesday afternoon in New Britain, Conn. Quinnipiac is the only team in the NEC with conference win and a winning record overall this season. Sophomore Christine Sinnigen (Sudbury, Conn.) had career highs in goals (2), assists (3) and points (5) in the conference win over the Blue Devils.
Scouting The Gaels
Iona hosts Quinnipiac having lost its last game, 19-8, to Boston College on Mar. 7. The Gaels' lone win this season came against Villanova, 15-10, on Feb. 28. Senior Christie Godlewski leads the team with 14 points on eight goals and six assists. Freshman Casey Scully paces Iona with nine goals this season. Senior Colleen Margri has played the majority of time in goal for the Gaels, posting a 1-3 mark and a .423 save percentage. The two teams met last season in the Bobcats' season opener on Feb. 27, with Quinnipiac winning, 16-9.
Scoring In Bunches
Senior Nicole Fiore (Monroe, Conn.) scored four goals against the Blue Devils to bring her season total to 11. Fiore is the NEC leader in goals per game (3.67) and points per game (4.67), while second in total points with 14.
She's Heating Up
Senior co-captain Tiffany Manzi (Feeding Hills, Mass.) scored three goals against CCSU for the second-straight year. The senior midfielder now has six goals and seven points in three games.
Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner
Sophomore Lauren Matuszczak (East Longmeadow, Mass.) scored the game-winning goal at CCSU by netting the team's eighth of the game. Last season, Matuszczak led the league with four game-winning goals. Quinnipiac is the only team in the conference with two players with game winners as Ashley Valentine (Friendship, Md.) scored the winning goal against UConn.
The Bobcats pressured the Blue Devils into committing 16 of their 25 total turnovers. Senior Erin Coffey (Huntington, N.Y.) matched her season high of three caused turnovers in the game and now leads the team with six in three contests. Her 2.0 caused turnovers per game is the top figure in the NEC this season.
Numbers Don't Lie
In each game this season, Head Coach Danie Caro has split time in goal between junior Hannah Nelson (Glastonbury, Conn.) and freshman Noelle Martello (Westbury, Conn.). Nelson is the league leader in goals-against average at 8.67, while Martello ranks fourth in the NEC with a 12.67 figure. Nelson ranks second in the league with a .552 save percentage with Martello's .537 ranking fourth.
When She Shoots... She Scores
Sophomore Keiley Indivero (Cicero, N.Y.) doubled her career high in scoring when she netted two goals on two shots at CCSU. Indivero scored the first goal of the season and just the second of her career with 10:16 remaining in the second half on a feed from Meghan Latonick (Severna Park, Md.). Indivero then scored the team's next goal two and a half minutes later on a free-position shot.
The Bobcats rank first in the NEC this season in goals per game (12.0), shots per game (27.0) and shooting percentage (.444), while ranking second in the league in points per game (17.33) and assists per game (5.33). On the other side of the ball, Quinnipiac is the league leader; forcing 11.33 caused turnovers a game, while committing the fewest turnovers per game of any team in the NEC (15.33).