Women's Rugby Meets Lee University in the National Round of 16 Saturday, April 13, in Annapolis, Md.

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (12-0, 7-0 Tri-State)
Lee University Flames (6-2)

Saturday, April 13, 2013 – 11 a.m.
Brigade Sports Complex– Annapolis, Md.

National Stage is Set
The Quinnipiac women's rugby team (12-0, 7-0 Tri-State) will continue its quest to play for the National Championship when the Bobcats face the Flames of Lee University (6-2) in the National Round of 16 on Saturday, April 13 at the Brigade Sports Complex in Annapolis, Md. The teams will take the pitch at 11 a.m. with the winners advancing to the National Quarterfinals on Sunday, April 14 to face either Appalachian State or Albany for the right to advance to the National Semifinals in Stanford, Calif.

The Tournament Format
The eventual champion will need to win four straight games in the single-elimination tournament. The winners of the National Round of 16, will move on to the National Quarterfinals on Sunday, April 14. The remaining four teams will head to the National Semifinals and Championship which is hosted on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 (respectively) at Steuber Rugby Stadium (Stanford University) in Stanford, CA. 

All- Time Against Lee
This will be the first meeting between the two teams in program history. 

Scouting the Flames
The Lee University women's rugby club is 6-2 overall for the 2012-13 season. This past Saturday, April 6th, the Flames faced Emroy University for the bid into the tournament. Lee topped Emory University by a final count of 60-10.

Last Time Out
In their last outing, the Bobcats defeated the Temple Owls, 44-0, last Saturday and punched their ticket into the National Round of 16. Freshman Natalie Kosko, one of the nation's top players at the wing position, led the Bobcats with three tries for a total of 15 points on the afternoon. Krystin also crossed the goal line multiple times for Quinnipiac with two tries, while Raechel Stimson, Megan Hannemann, Devon Viera, Elena Orlando and Marie Pescatore each tallied one for the Bobcats. Quinnipiac clamped down defensively and obtained the shutout through team defense and tremendous tackling. The Bobcats notched 48 tackles (unofficial) in the game, led by seven apiece from Hannemann and Katie Wood.

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