Women's Rugby Heads to Albany for Last Road Trip of the Season

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Quinnipiac University (8-0) (6-0 Tri- State)
University at Albany (5-0-1) (5-0-1 Tri-State)
Sunday, October 28, 2012 – 1 p.m
Rugby Field – Albany, New York.

The Last Stop
The undefeated Bobcats will travel for one last time this year to Albany, N.Y., where Quinnipiac will take on University at Albany Great Danes.  The Bobcats stand at number one in the Tri-State Conference and look to improve on their 8-0 season. Albany is currently sitting behind the Bobcats ranking in at number two in the conference, 5-0-1, and still have yet to mark a loss on the season.

All- Time Against Albany
This match-up will mark the first meeting between these two programs since joining the Tri-State Conference this season. 

Put to the Test
The Bobcats faced NCAA opponent West Chester their last time on the field and were put to the test against their counterpart.  Quinnipiac was lead by freshman Natalie Kosko propelling the Bobcats to the victory with three tries in the matchup.  Points were also provided by Shannon Durkin and Devon Vieira to lead the Bobcats over the Golden Rams, 32-12. Quinnipiac remains undefeated on the season outscoring their opponent 526-31.

The Quinnipiac women's rugby team put on an incredible offensive display on Sunday, scoring a program-record 130 points in the shutout victory over Hofstra, 130-0,  at the QU Rugby Field. Senior open-side flanker Megan Hannemann and freshman wing Natalie Kosko each tallied a career-high four tries in an absolute blitz that featured 11 different scorers for the Bobcats.

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
November 4th will mark senior day for ten of the players; the Bobcats will take on Rutgers University in their final match of the regular season. November 11 and 18th will mark the Tri- State Tournament Semifinals and Championships for the conference.

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