Women's Rugby Hosts Hofstra, Sunday, Oct. 14

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Quinnipiac University (6-0) (5-0 Tri- State)
Hofstra University (0-4) (0-4 Tri-State)
Sunday, October 14, 2012 – 1 p.m
QU Rugby Field – Hamden, Conn.

Bobcats Host Hofstra
The undefeated Bobcats host Hofstra University on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.  The Bobcats currently stand at number one in the Tri-State Conference and look to improve on their 6-0 start. Hofstra is ranked ninth in the Tri-State Conference and are still looking for their first 'W' of the season. 

All- Time Against Hofstra
This match-up will mark the second meeting between these two programs.  The Bobcats are 1-0 all-time against the Pride. Their last match up was Oct. 19, at Hofstra when the Bobcats posted a 49-0 win.  Their fist shut out in program history. 

Rain Doesn't Stop the Bobcats
The Bobcats traveled to Stony Brook, N.Y. last Sunday, Oct. 7, to take on the Stony Brook Seawolves. Senior Nancy Dunn carried the Bobcats with three tries to lead Quinnipiac over the Seawolves, 66-0. The outside center lead the team with three tries and two assists for Quinnipiac. Senior Megan Hannemann and freshman Tesni Phillips registered two tries a piece for Quinnipiac.

Five and Zip
The Bobcats continued to capitalize on their 5-0 record on the year with a win at home against Marist College, Sept. 30, 52-0.  Sophomore Raechel Stimson added three tries for the Bobcats along with freshman Natalie Kosko who tallied two tries.  The Bobcats for the season have outscored their opponents 273-12 for the year and continue to make headway.  Also with noteworthy  game was Elisa Cuellar with 11 solo tackles for the Bobcats.

Brewers No Match
Quinnipiac continued their unbeaten 3-0 season in Poughkeepsie when Vassar played host to the Bobcats. Sophomore Elisa Cuellar led in points for Quinnipiac women's rugby team  adding two tries and an assist for Quinnipiac to lead them to a 36-12 victory against the Brewers at Vassar Farm  With the win, the Bobcats remains undefeated as they improves 4-0 and 3-0 in Tri-State Conference play this year.

Bobcats on a Roll
With the Bobcats win over the Hawks on Sunday, Sept. 16, Quinnipiac improves to 3-0 in their already impressive season.  The start has already proved to be their best start in program history. The Bobcats have shattered their largest victory margin from earlier this year against SUNY New Paltz, 94-0.  With the win, Quinnipiac had 12 players post points for the Bobcats. For the second time this season there has been 12 players who have scored during a game for Quinnipiac.

Bobcats Brawl by Binghamton
Sunday, Sept. 9, 12 Bobcats posted points to crush Binghamton, 91-0. Freshman Raechel Stimson posted the first try of her career while Krystin Orrico led the team with 24 points while also going 8-for-15 on conversions. Shannon Durkin, Elisa Cuellar and Allison Gnys combined for seven tries, with Cuellar also adding an assist. Freshman Devon Vieira, Tesni Phillips, Jennifer Salomon, Jacqueline Maclearie, Nancy Dunn, Colleen Doherty and Katie Wood all had one try a piece.

Dunn Going the Distance
Senior flanker Nancy Dunn guided QU to the victory with the game-winning try in the best-of-three series. Dunn found the room to maneuver through the Eastern Illinois' defensive end and crossed the goal line for the game-winning try with less than two minutes showing on the clock. The 5-0 triumph gave the Bobcats their first win over Eastern Illinois, improving to 1-3 all-time against the Panthers. 

About Tri- State Rugby Conference
Metropolitan New York Rugby Football Union, made the change to the Tri-State Rugby Conference in the summer of 2012. The Conference believes that education through sport and inter-collegiate competition play a vital role in a student's personal development. Quinnipiac will play in the Tri-State Rugby Conference, which is the home to Marist, Vassar, Rutgers, Binghamton, Albany, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Stony Brook, and Hofstra. 

Look Ahead for the Bobcats
The Bobcats return next week when they take on West Chester on QU Rugby field October  20th. The team then hits the road one last time in regular season to Albany on October 28th. November 4th marks senior night for the players; the Bobcats will take on Rutgers University in their final match of the regular season.

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