Women's Lacrosse Set for Showdown with Hofstra on Sunday

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (2-4, 0-0 NEC) at
Hofstra University Pride (4-3, 0-0 CAA)

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: James M. Shuart Stadium - Hampstead, N.Y.
Series vs. Hofstra: First Meeting
Quinnipiac Last Five: 2-3
Hofstra Last Five: 2-3
Live Stats: GoHofstra.com
Live Video: GoHofstra.com

Complete Game Notes as a PDF

Bobcats, Pride Square Off on Sunday
The Quinnipiac University women's lacrosse team (2-4, 0-0 NEC) is back in action on Sunday afternoon with a non-conference clash against Hofstra (4-3, 0-0 CAA). The first meeting between the two programs will take place at James M. Shuart Stadium in Hampstead, N.Y. Faceoff is set for 2 p.m.

Sunday's game can be seen online live through GoHofstra.com, which can be accessed by clicking the appropriate links on www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Fans can also tune into live stats as well.

About Hofstra
After racing out to a perfect 4-0 start, including an 8-7 win in overtime against Fairfield, Hofstra has dropped three straight games to fall to 4-3 on the season. Hofstra was defeated by Maryland, Yale and most recently, nationally-ranked No. 19 Rutgers. Senior midfielder Jill Maier led Hofstra with two goals, while sophomore attack Brittain Altomare had a goal and an assist to tie Maier for the team-high in points. Altomare leads the Pride with 13 goals and 14 assists for 27 points on the year. Maier has 12 goals with Julia Riemer adding 10.

All-Time Against The Pride
This is the first meeting between the two schools.

Last Time Out
Sophomore Kyra Ochwat recorded her third hat trick of the season on Friday afternoon, but the Quinnipiac women's lacrosse team was defeated by Brown University, 16-7, on Stevenson Field in Providence, R.I. In addition to Ochwat's three goals, Briana Fountain collected two goals on just two shots for the Bobcats. Freshman Maria Blois and senior Sarah Allen each added a goal apiece, with Blois adding two assists, three draw controls and two ground balls in the game. Sophomore Vicki Kuhn was also credited with an assist.

Welcome to the Party
Two Bobcats picked up their first goals of the season against Fairfield on Friday afternoon. Freshman defender Dom Compito recorded her first career goal and point in just her second career game, while junior Phoebe LaPlante recorded career highs in goals and points by tallying two goals and an assist, while also picking up a draw control in the loss at Fairfield.

Dynamic Duo
Sophomore Kyra Ochwat and junior Michaela Tinsley have filled the void left by Marissa Caroleo and Devon Gibney. Ochwat has played in three of the Bobcats four games this year and has averaged 4 goals per game for a total of 12 goals and two assists along with 19 shots on goal. Tinsley, on the other hand, has played in all five games and has picked up 11 goals and an assist with 17 shots on goal.

"Carey" On
Freshman Aileen Carey scored the game-tying goal in Saturday's comeback win. The goal was the first of her career after missing two games due to an illness.

Comeback Kids
Quinnipiac's five-goal comeback against Vermont was the largest comeback in program history. After trailing 10-5 at the 21 minute mark, seven of the game's final eight goals, capped by Aileen Carey's game-tying goal with 25 seconds left, and then Maria Blois' hat-trick game winner to beat the buzzer.

Three's Company
Maria Blois, Sarah Allen, and Michaela Tinsley each recorded at least a point in the first four games of the season. The trio combined for 17 goals and 14 assists through the first four tilts.

Contact: Bethany Buckholz; bethany.buckholz@quinnipiac.edu