March 18, 2012

Women's Lacrosse Travels To Face Brown On Sunday, March 18 At 1 PM

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Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (1-2, 0-0 Northeast Conference) vs
Brown University Bears (2-3, 1-1 Ivy League) 

Stevenson Field – Providence, R.I. 

Bobcats vs Bears
The Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team (1-2, 0-0 NEC) travels to Providence, R.I. to face Brown (2-3, 1-1 Ivy League) on Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m. 

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Live stats for Sunday's game can be accessed by visiting the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.  

About Brown
The Bears are coming off an 11-10 loss to Holy Cross on Tuesday, March 13. Brown's offensive attack was led by senior Julia Keller (three goals) and Abby Bunting (two goals), while sophomore Erin Roos led the squad with three caused turnovers. Freshman goalie Kellie Roddy made six saves in goal for the Bears. Overall, Brown is led by senior Kaela McGilloway's 15 points (eight goals, seven assists), followed by sophomore Bre Hudgins and sophomore Danielle Mastro's nine points. Sophomore Grace Healy is the team leader with 10 draw controls and Roos' eight caused turnovers is also a team-high. Roddy and senior Isabel Harvey have split time in net and have a combined 11.40 goals against average and a .374 save percentage.

All-Time Against The Bears
Sunday's game will be the fifth time the two sides face each other, as Brown holds a 3-1 all-time series lead. In their last meeting on March 8, 2011, the Bears came away with a 16-11 victory following the lead of Hudgins' game-high six goals. Quinnipiac senior Lauren Matuszczak and junior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) each scored three goals, while junior Kim Davis (Darien, Conn.) finished with two caused turnovers and tied Caroleo with a team-high three ground balls. Junior goalie Noelle Martello turned away a game-high nine shots. 

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac dropped its second game of the season on Thursday, March 15 against Denver, 19-6. The Pioneers applied pressure all game, as sophomore Jenn Etzel, junior Mikayla Clark and senior Melissa Maier each collected a hat trick. Junior Lianne Toomey (Hicksville, N.Y.) led Quinnipiac with two goals scored, while Caroleo finished with a team-high three draw controls and junior Chelsea Guerrera (Wantagh, N.Y.) finished with a team-high three caused turnovers. 

After Quinnipiac came back to tie the score at three-apiece early in the first half, Denver went on a 9-2 run to finish the half, taking an 12-5 lead into the locker rooms. The Pioneers then clamped down defensively, holding Quinnipiac to just one goal in the second half.

Knack For The Goal
Freshman Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) scored a goal for the third straight game of her collegiate career with her first half tally against Denver. The Farmingdale native leads all Quinnipiac freshmen with five goals on the season. 

Toomey To The Top
With two goals scored against Denver, Lianee Toomey jumped to second on the team in total points, with 11. Toomey's six goals and five assists are also second best on the team, behind Caroleo and junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.), respectively. 

Caroleo's Career Day
Marissa Caroleo experienced the most productive game of her career on Monday, March 12 against St. Mary's (Calif.)  collecting a career-high eight goals and nine total points. The senior midfielder scored the first three goals of the game for Quinnipiac (and four of the first five), en route to a six goal first-half performance. With her first goal of the game, Caroleo surpassed the 100 goal mark of her career, as she now sits alone in fourth place all-time in Quinnipiac history with 107 career tallies. 

Lucky Number 7
Sarah Allen matched her career-high with seven assists on Monday against St. Mary's. Assisting on Quinnipiac goals is nothing new for Allen, as she led the team and the NEC last season with 34 helpers. 

DC Machine
Devon Gibney grabbed a career-high nine draw controls in Monday's game against St. Mary's. Her previous career-high of seven draw controls came on April 23, 2011 against Mount St. Mary's. 

Breakout Performance
Michaela Tinsley collected career high totals in goals (three), assists (two) and points (five) in Monday's game against St. Mary's. The sophomore finished last season as the team-leader among freshmen with eight total points on six goals and two assists 

Offensive Outburst
Quinnipiac's 18 goals against St. Mary's marked the first time it scored 18 or more goals in a game since last year's 18-9 victory over Sacred Heart in the Semifinals of the NEC Tournament on Friday, April, 29. The Bobcats scored 18 goals or more in only one other game (on Sunday, April, 17 against LIU) during the 2011 season. 

Helping Hands
Every goal scored by the Bobcats (not including free-position goals) during their win over St. Mary's was an assisted tally. Quinnipiac had 13 total assists in the game, the most assists in a game since its 18 assists against LIU on Sunday, April 17, 2011. 

Season Schedule
Following Sunday's game, Quinnipiac will host its first home game of the season on Wednesday, March 21 at 2 p.m. against Vermont.

Quinnipiac travels to face Wagner on Friday, March 23 at 3 p.m., followed by a contest at LIU Brooklyn on Sunday, March 25 at 5 p.m. Quinnipiac hosts Mount St. Mary's on Friday, March 30 at 3 p.m. before hosting Monmouth the following Sunday, Apr. 1 at 12 p.m.

Quinnipiac heads out on the road for a three-game stretch against Saint Francis (Thursday, Apr. 5 at 3 p.m.), Robert Morris (Saturday, Apr. 7 at 11 a.m.) and Sacred Heart (Friday, Apr. 13 at 4 p.m.).

The Bobcats finish the regular season with three-straight home contests against Fairfield on Sunday, Apr. 15 at 12 p.m., Central Connecticut on Friday, Apr. 20 at 4 p.m. and Bryant on Sunday, Apr. 22 at 12 p.m.

For more information about the women's lacrosse team, please visit the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics,www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

Contact: Ross Bennett; rsbennett@quinnipiac.edu