Army (3-1 Northeast)
Quinnipiac University (4-2, 0-2 Northeast)
Saturday, October 5, 2013 – 12 p.m.
Alumni Field – Hamden, Conn.
The Game Is On
The Quinnipiac University women's rugby team (4-2, 0-2 Northeast) continues their 2013 season when they face fellow Northeast Conference opponent the Army Black Knights (3-1, 2-0 Northeast) on Saturday, October 5 at home. The Bobcats will take Alumni Field at 12 p.m. Still in search for their first season win at home, the Bobcats boast a 7-3-1 all-time record while on the Mount Carmel Campus.
Quinnipiac's game against AIC will be streamed live across the world on YouTube.com. Bobcat fans can access live video - with play-by-play and color commentary provided by QBSN - by clicking on the appropriate links at QuinnipiacBobcats.com or by visiting YouTube.com/quinnipiacathletics, clicking on "Videos" and then "Events".
Scouting the Black Knights
Tied for first place in the Northeast Conference, Army boasts a 3-1 record overall and 2-0 in Northeast conference action. The Black Knights saw their only loss, 48-12, coming to Norwich University back on Saturday, Sept 21. Army so far for the season has outscored its opponents 187-104 this year. In their last match, the Black Knights met the Huskies of Northeastern University on Saturday, Sept. 28 where they outscored their opponent 111-0.
All- Time against Army
This match will mark the first time these two programs have met.
Racking up the Myles
Newcomer Maggie Myles recorded her first try of her freshman campaign against Air Force (9/7). The rookie has accounted for 24 points in the young season to lead her freshman class in scoring for the Bobcats.
Kosko Cracks a Career High
Sophomore Natalie Kosko marked a career high with five tries in one game against the Panthers of Eastern Illinois (8/31). The wing, so far, has 60 points this season and totals 175 points for her career in just her second season playing for Quinnipiac.
Sophomore Steps Up
Sophomore Devon Vieira carried the Bobcats to their fourth victory of the season on Saturday, Sept. 28. The scrum half posted a career-high of 20 points against the Cavaliers.
The women's rugby team went on to defeat Virginia by a final score of 34-12 at Madison Bowl Field, improving to 4-2 on the season. Sophomore Devon Vieira amassed a career high of four tries in a game. Freshman Christie Albers also scored the first points of her Bobcat career posting 10 points for the win.
Austin Hill Project
Quinnipiac University women's rugby has created and developed the Austin Hill Project. Austin is an amazing 14 year old young man from Colorado Springs who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis since being diagnosed at 18 months of age. While Austin fights this disease on a daily basis, due to his condition he is unable to participate in athletics. A port-a-cath that assists in his treatments lies three inches from his heart creating safety concerns in contact sports. Austin is currently a member of the Colorado Springs Tiger Rugby team, but is unable to participate.
Fundraising for Austin
Quinnipiac women's rugby has proudly partnered with Quinnipiac's newest 2013 addition of the School of Medicine and also the School of Engineering. Quinnipiac doctors, professors, engineers and students will work alongside the women's rugby program and athletics in this campaign to develop a chest protector for Austin so he may be able to play sports again. The funds raised will subsidize the cost of the creation of the chest protector.
T-Shirts for the Austin Hill Project
Each member of the women's rugby team will wear a purple T-shirt before each game to honor Austin and support the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Each donation and purchase of a purple "I Play for Austin" tee will go directly to the development of this chest protector. Each tee is $15.