Saturday, November 12, 2011 – 11 a.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-5-1) (3-2-1 MetNY) vs.
West Chester Golden Rams (4-1-0) (4-1-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union)
West Chester Field – West Chester, Pa.
The Quinnipiac women's rugby team (3-5-1) (3-2-1 MetNY) travels to face West Chester (4-1-0) (4-1-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union) in its final game of the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.
About West Chester
The Golden Rams are coming off a 70-7 loss in the EPRU Championship Game against Penn State on Saturday, Nov. 5. Overall, West Chester is led by senior Anna McGlade's 66 points on the season, as she has accumulated eight tries and 13 two-point conversions on the season. Senior Cheryl Johnson leads the team with 12 overall tries and is currently second on the squad with 60 points on the season.
The loss to Penn State was the team's first of the season, as it had handily beaten Maryland, James Madison, Delaware and Shippensburg earlier in the year. The Golden Knights most lopsided victory of the season came on Saturday, Oct. 1 when it defeated Delaware, 80-0.
Last Time Out
Quinnipiac fell to Eastern Illinois, 66-3, on Sunday, Nov. 6. Junior fullback Krystin Orrico's (Cranford, N.J.) penalty kick in the final minutes of regulation gave the Bobcats' its only three points of the afternoon. Junior Lauren Doyle ran in a game-high five tries for the Panthers. The game between the two schools was the third meeting this season, marking the first three women's rugby contests between two Division I programs.
Kick Is Good
Orrico has now recorded three successful penalty kicks in the last two games played for the Bobcats.
Prior to Sunday's game against Eastern Illinois, Quinnipiac came away with an 11-11 tie against Stony Brook on Sunday, Oct. 23. This marked the first time all season that the Bobcats did not earn a victory when recording a double digit point total, as they have a perfect 3-0-1 record during such contests.
MetNY Regular Season Comes To A Close
The Bobcats, who finished their first full regular season with a 3-2-1 record in MetNY action, hold sole possession of third place in league play. Quinnipiac finished with the third best defense in the league, holding opponents to just 18.66 points per game.
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.
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