The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team plays host to in-state rival and Northeast Conference foe Central Connecticut State on Sunday at noon. The Bobcats are coming off a narrow loss to California-Berkeley, 11-9, Friday afternoon at home. Quinnipiac held a three-goal lead in the second half, before dropping its fourth game of the season. The Bobcats are tied for the top spot in the NEC with four other teams with a 1-0 mark.
Scouting the Blue Devils
Central Connecticut comes into Sunday's game with an 0-2 mark in NEC play, while 2-3 overall. The Blue Devils dropped their conference opener, 14-10 to Bryant on Mar. 6 at home. They followed that with a 16-4 loss to Virginia Tech and an 18-3 loss to Sacred Heart Friday in New Britain. Central Connecticut won its first two games of the season, before the current three-game skid began against the Bulldogs. Erin Delancey has stepped into the role of starter this season in goal for the Blue Devils, playing all 300 minutes in net this season. Betsy Vendel leads the team with 17 points on 12 goals and five assists.
Sunday's game can be heard live on the WQAQ Web stream. Fans can also follow all the action using live stats provided by quinnipiacbobcats.com. Both can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links above.
For the Fifth-Year
Graduate student and team captain Katie Latonick (Severna Park, Md.) scored once and recorded three points against the Bears. Picking up two assists in the first half, Latonick went on to add another in the second half, while also scoring a goal in the final 30-minute period.
Junior Lauren Matuszczak (East Longmeadow, Mass.) had a strong statistical performance against the Golden Bears. She scored two times, while adding an assist, two caused turnovers, three ground balls and two draw controls.
Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) scored twice against Cal. She now has a team-leading 15 goals this season. Caroleo also leads the team in points this season, all coming from goals as she has yet to record an assist in 2010.
and Leading the Way
Junior defender Kaitlyn Kelly (North Massapequa, N.Y.) leads the Bobcats in both ground balls (17) and draw controls (14) this season. She had a team-best three draw controls against Cal and added three ground balls.
Christine Sinnigen (Sudbury, Mass.) filled almost every column of the stat sheet against California. She scored a goal, the only free-position goal for the Bobcats in the game, while adding an assist for two points. She also picked up a ground ball in the loss. She now has five goals this season, with Friday's free-position tally her first of 2010.