Women's Rugby Hosts SUNY Stony Brook On Senior Day Sunday, Oct. 23 At 12 PM

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 – 12 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-4) (3-2 MetNY) vs.
SUNY Stony Brook Seawolves (2-2-1 MetNY)

Quinnipiac Rugby Field – Hamden, Conn. 

Senior Day Sunday
The Quinnipiac women's rugby team (3-4) (3-2 MetNY) hosts SUNY Stony Brook in its final home game of the season on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. Prior to Sunday's game, Quinnipiac will honor its three graduating seniors Alysha Andrews (Leola, Pa.), Stephanie Hasher (Bayport, N.Y.) and Megan McClintock (Abington, Mass.). 

About SUNY Stony Brook
The Seawolves are coming off a 29-15 loss to Rutgers on Sunday, Oct. 16. The team's last win came on Sunday, Oct. 2 when it defeated Vassar, 28-27, on Sunday, Oct. 2. Stony Brook's other victory this season came on Sunday, Sept. 25 when it defeated Hofstra, 60-5. The Seawolves were a part of the lowest scoring game in MetNY action this season, when it tied SUNY New Paltz, 3-3, on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Last Time Out
Quinnipiac had its most prolific offensive performance of the season when it defeated Hofstra, 49-0, on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Hempstead, N.Y. The Bobcats were led by sophomore Diana Poulsen (Dover, N.J.) and Megan Hannemann's (Manchester, N.H.) two tries on the afternoon, as well as receiving scores from seniors Stephanie Hasher (Bayport, N.Y.), Marie Pescatore (North Reading, Mass.) and Jacqueline MacLearie (Tinton Falls, N.J.) junior Colleen Doherty (Ashburnham, Mass.) and freshman Shannon Durkin (Oakland, Calif.).

Through the first 40 minutes of play, the Bobcats scored twice on Poulsen and Hasher tries to take a 12-0 lead into halftime. Quinnipiac continued to press the issue offensively in the second half, scoring its most points (37) in any half this season. 

Blanking The Opposition
Wednesday's game marked the Bobcats' first shutout of the season. In Quinnipiac's three wins, they have allowed an average of four points per game. 

Season's Firsts
The Bobcats received tries from seven different players on Wednesday against Hofstra. Seniors Marie Pescatore (North Reading, Mass.) and Jacqueline MacLearie (Tinton Falls, N.J.), as well as juniors Megan Hannemann (Manchester, N.H.) and Colleen Doherty (Ashburnham, Mass.) each scored their first try of the season. 

Move In The Rankings
Quinnipiac is currently tied for second in MetNY action with Vassar, as each have identical 3-2 league records. With a win on Sunday, the Bobcats would secure an above .500 record in league play in its first full season in MetNY. 

About MetNY
The Bobcats are the most recent members to join the Metropolitan New York Rugby Football Union, which is the governing body for over 80 men's and women's youth, high school and college clubs in the Metropolitan New York City region. Quinnipiac plays in the MetNY College Women's Division II Conference, which is the home to Marist, Vassar, Rutgers, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Stony Brook, and Hofstra.

Season Schedule
Following Sunday's game against Stony Brook Quinnipiac finishes its season with two away games, the first against Eastern Illinois on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 12 p.m. and the second against West Chester on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.

Contact: Ross Bennett, rsbennett@quinnipiac.edu