April 16, 2011

Bobcats Host Long Island On Senior Day, Sunday At 12 PM

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 12 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (8-4, 5-1 Northeast Conference) vs.
Long Island University Blackbirds (1-12, 1-5 Northeast Conference)

Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Turf Field - Hamden, Conn.

Final Regular Season Home Game
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team (8-4, 5-1 NEC) hosts Northeast Conference opponent Long Island (1-12, 1-5 NEC) in its final regular season home game on Sunday, Apr. 17 at 12 p.m. Prior to the start of the game, Quinnipiac will honor its seven seniors with an on-field ceremony.

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

Senior Day Sunday
Sunday's contest will be the final home game for seven Bobcats on the women's lacrosse team. Seniors Lexi DeStefano (Brookfield, Conn.), Laura Iannotti (Rocky Point, N.Y.), Kaitlyn Kelly (North Massapequa, N.Y.), Lauren Matuszczak (East Longmeadow, Mass.), Kelley McDonough (Mahopac, N.Y.), Christine Sinnigen (Sudbury, Mass.), and Stephanie Tuorto (Kings Park, N.Y.) will be highlighted in pre-game ceremonies.

About Long Island University
Long Island is coming off a 13-8 loss to Sacred Heart on Friday, Apr. 15. The Blackbirds were led by senior Sara LaNoir, who netted three goals in the game. Junior Jacqueline Simonian and freshman Gina Haber combined to make 10 saves in the game for Long Island. Overall, Annie Kalata leads the team with 25 points (23 goals, two assists), while Katie Williams (17 goals, five assists) and LaNoir (17 goals, two assists) follow with 22 and 19 points. Simonian has played the majority of minutes in net, and has compiled a .359 save percentage and a 15.57 goals against average.

All-Time Against The Blackbirds
Sunday's game will be the ninth time the two sides face each other, with Quinnipiac leading the all-time series, 8-0. In their last meeting on Friday, Mar. 26, 2010, Quinnipiac defeated Long Island, 23-9. The Bobcats were led by sophomore Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.), who compiled a game-high six goals and four draw controls. Junior Christine Sinnigen (Sudbury, Mass.) added four points on three goals and one assist. Junior Lexi DeStefano (Brookfield, Conn.) and sophomore Noelle Martello (Westbury, N.Y.) combined for 11 saves in net for the Bobcats.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac defeated Wagner with a commanding 16-6 win on Friday, Apr. 15. Senior Christine Sinnigen (Sudbury, Mass.) led all scorers with five points on the afternoon, scoring two goals and three assists in the win. Senior Laura Iannotti (Rocky Point, N.Y.) netted a game-high four goals for Quinnipiac, which improved its NEC record to 5-1 on the year. Junior Noelle Martello (Westbury, N.Y.) and senior Lexi DeStefano (Brookfield, Conn.) each made four saves in net for the Bobcats.

High Five
On Friday against Wagner, Sinnigen matched her season-high with five points in the game. She has accomplished this feat in three games during the season thus far. The five-point outing also increased her season point total to 29, marking a new career-high in single season points.

Can't Be Tamed
Iannotti scored four goals for the second consecutive game on Friday against Wagner. She has now scored at least three goals in five straight games and has registered at least one point in 13 straight games, dating back to Apr. 25, 2010.

Eyeing The Century Mark
Junior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) added three more goals on Friday, Apr. 15 against Wagner, to increase her team-high total to 35. Caroleo now has 40 points on the season and 96 points overall in her career. She currently leads the NEC with 2.92 goals per game and is fourth overall with 3.33 points per game.

Next Time Out
Quinnipiac returns to action on Thursday, Apr. 21 when it travels to Emmitsburg, Md. to face Mount St. Mary's at 4 p.m.