March 10, 2011

Women's Lacrosse Travels To Face Vermont On Sunday At 12 PM

Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 12:00 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-3, 0-0 NEC) vs.
University Of Vermont Catamounts (2-3, 0-0 America East)
Moulton Winder Field - Burlington, Vt.

Off To The Green Mountain State
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team (0-3, 0-0 NEC) travels to face non-conference opponent Vermont (2-3, 0-0 America East) on Sunday, Mar. 13 at 12 p.m.

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

About Vermont
Vermont is coming off its second straight victory of the season, defeating Denver 10-6 on Wednesday, Mar. 9. The Catamounts were led by freshman Sydney Mas, who scored three goals and two assists in the contest. Junior Samantha Stern and freshman Marcie Marino each netted two goals, while Laura Barber made seven saves in net. Mas (13 points) and Stern (10 points) rank first and second on the team in overall points, while sophomore Lauren Johnson (eight goals), senior Megan MacDonald (six goals, two assists), and junior Adison Rounds (three goals, five assists) are tied in third with eight points. Barber has compiled a .364 and a 13.47 goals against average on the season.

All-Time Against The Catamounts
Sunday's game will be the seventh time the two sides face each other, with Vermont holding a 4-2 all-time series lead. In their last meeting on March 5, 2006, the Catamounts defeated the Bobcats 10-8. Danielle Mormile netted a team-high three goals in the contest, while Tiffany Manzi and Ashely Valentine each enjoyed multi-point affairs. Despite outscoring the Catamounts 7-2 in the second half, the comeback fell short for the Bobcats who lost their first game of the season. Ashley Thompson turned away 17 shots for Quinnipiac in the loss.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac was defeated by Brown, 16-11, on Tuesday, Mar. 8. The Bobcats were led by senior Lauren Matuszczak (East Longmeadow, Mass.), who collected five points (three goals, two assists), and grabbed one draw control and ground ball in the game. Junior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) contributed three goals and three ground balls on the afternoon, while and senior Laura Iannotti (Rocky Point, N.Y.) picked up two goals and one draw control. Junior Kim Davis (Darien, Conn.) led the Bobcats defensively, matching Caroleo's team-high three ground balls and causing a team-high two turnovers overall. Junior Noelle Martello (Westbury, Conn.) made nine saves in net for Quinnipiac.

Matuszczak Is Back
Matuszczak found her groove offensively on Tuesday, Mar. 8 against Brown. The senior scored a team-high five points, tallying three goals and two assists on the afternoon. On the season overall, Matuszczak ranks tied for second in goals (six), points (nine), draw controls (five) and caused turnovers (three).

Ayo Caroleo
Junior attacker Marissa Caroleo has gotten off to quite a start this season for the Bobcats, leading the squad in both goals (11) and ground balls (nine). She has consistently collected three ground balls a game, and has tallied three points or more in Quinnipiac's first three games.

Aggressive Guerrera
Sophomore midfielder Chelsea Guerrera (Wantagh, N.Y.) played one her most aggressive games of the season on Tuesday, Mar. 8 against Brown. Guerrera led the team with four draw controls, while also earning her first assist of the season. Guerrera, who is tied for first on the team with eight draw controls, ranks third on the squad with four ground balls.

A Pair Of Firsts
Freshmen midfielders Emily Samuelman (North Andover, Mass.) and Phoebe Laplante (New Bedford, Mass.) each tallied their first-career goal and assist, respectively, on the final goal of the game on Tuesday, Mar. 8 against Brown. Samuelman eyed a cutting Laplante, who then to fired home the final goal of the contest with just four seconds remaining.

Kim Possible
Junior defender Kim Davis (Dairen, Conn.) had her best game of the season on Tuesday, Mar. 8 against Brown. The junior, who grabbed three ground balls and caused two turnovers, currently ranks second on the squad overall in both categories.

Deuces
Senior attack Laura Iannotti (Rocky Point, N.Y.) has put together three-straight two-goal performances to begin the 2011 season. With two goals on Tuesday, Mar. 8 against Brown, Iannotti now has six goals to go along with one assist on the season.

Next Time Out
Quinnipiac returns to the field on Sunday, Mar. 20 when the team travels to face Central Connecticut at 1 p.m.