March 7, 2011

Women's Lacrosse Hosts Brown Tuesday At 2:30 PM

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 2:30 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-2, 0-0 NEC) vs.
Brown University Bears (2-1, 1-0 Ivy League)

Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field - Hamden, Conn.

Non-Conference Action
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team (0-2, 0-0 NEC) hosts non-conference opponent Brown (2-1, 1-0 Ivy League) on Tuesday, Mar. 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Live Stats
Live Stats and Live Audio for Tuesday's game can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate links on the women's lacrosse schedule at quinnipiacbobcats.com.

About Brown
Brown comes to Hamden following a 14-5 victory over Ivy League opponent Columbia on Saturday, Mar. 5. The Bears were led by junior Kaela McGilloway (three goals, four assists) and senior Alexa Caldwell (three goals) on the afternoon. Five other players scored for Brown, which cruised to its first Ivy League victory of the season. Isabel Harvey earned the victory in net for the Bears, making four saves in the contest. On the season overall, McGilloway leads the squad in total points (10 goals, four assists), while freshman Bre Hudgins (seven goals, one assist) and senior Paris Waterman (six goals, two assists) are tied for second with eight points. Freshman Grace Healy leads the team with 10 draw controls, while freshman Sidney Jacobs leads the team lead in ground balls with six. Harvey has played the majority of minutes in net, accumulating a 10.91 goals against average and a .344 save percentage.

All-Time Against The Bears
Tuesday's game will be the fourth time the two sides face each other, as Brown holds a 2-1 all-time series lead. In their last meeting on Sunday, Mar. 7, Brown defeated Quinnipiac 13-10. Sophomore Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) scored a then season-high four goals in the contest, while junior Christine Sinnigen (Sudbury, Mass.) contributed three goals of her own. Freshman Sarah Allen led all players with four assists in the contest. Sophomore Noelle Martello (Westbury, N.Y.) made a then season-high 13 saves in net for the Bobcats.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac fell to Connecticut, 17-12, in its season home-opener on Sunday, Feb. 27. Senior Lauren Matuszczak (East Longmeadow, Mass.) led the Bobcats with three goals scored, while freshman Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.), senior Laura Iannotti (Rocky Point, N.Y.), and Caroleo each netted two goals. Caroleo led the team with three ground balls and sophomore Chelsea Guerrera (Wantagh, N.Y.) led the squad with three draw controls. Junior Noelle Martello made 13 saves in net for the Bobcats, tying her second-most single-game save total of her career.

Off To A Fast Start
Junior attacker Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) had another solid game for the Bobcats on Sunday, Feb. 27 against Connecticut, contributing two goals and one assist in defeat. Overall, the junior collected eight goals and one assist in Quinnipiac's season-opening weekend and emerged as the team leader in overall points. Despite playing in only nine games in 2010, Caroleo finished fourth on the team in points, 29, with 25 goals and four assists.

Marvelous Matuszczak
The senior midfielder scored a team-high three goals on Sunday Feb. 27 against Connecticut, her first three goals of the season. Matuszczak also collected an assist on Friday, Feb. 25 against Fairfield, giving her four points on the season. She is currently second on the team with four draw controls.

Rookie Contributions
Freshman attack Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.) leads all Quinnipiac rookies with three goals and one assist on the season. She collected two goals and one assist on Sunday, Feb. 27 against Connecticut.

A Nose For The Ball
Junior midfielder Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.) leads the team in both draw controls (seven) and caused turnovers (four). Her five draw controls on Friday against Fairfield matched her career-high, with its last occurrence coming on Sunday, Mar. 21, 2010 against Central Connecticut. In 2010, the junior finished third on the squad in draw controls (35).

Senior Scoring Threat
Senior attacker Laura Iannotti (Rocky Point, N.Y.) collected two goals and one assist on Friday, Feb. 25 against Fairfield, figuring in three of the final five goals of the game for Quinnipiac. The assist for Iannotti was the first of her career. She scored two more goals on Sunday, Feb. 27 against Connecticut to give her five points on the season, good for second on the team.

Next Time Out
Quinnipiac returns to the field on Sunday, Mar. 13 when the team travels to Burlington, Vt. to face Vermont at 12 p.m