October 11, 2009

Women's Soccer Plays To Scoreless Tie Against Sacred Heart

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Freshman goalkeeper Biz Cook (Appleton, Wis.) recorded her second shutout of the season as the Quinnipiac University women's soccer team played to a 0-0 tie against Sacred Heart Sunday afternoon. The tie holds the Bobcats' overall record at 3-5-2 with a 2-1-1 record in the Northeast Conference. The Pioneers stand at 6-6-1 on the season, with a 2-2-1 conference record.

"We dominated this game from start to finish," said Head Coach Dave Clarke. "We saw many chances in front of the net that went off the cross bar or got cleared out, but we kept pushing to the goal throughout the game. To take four out of six points on the road against teams that dealt us losses two seasons ago is a great improvement for our program and we'll take the tie."

Freshmen Jillian Strassner (Avon, Conn.) and Shauna Edwards (Southington, Conn.) each contributed great opportunities for the Bobcats to score. Both midfielders ran a one-on-one attack on net that Pioneers' goalkeeper Meghan Reichelt tracked down to keep the game tied at zero.

Quinnipiac held the offensive advantage in shots, corners, and free kicks throughout the match. The Bobcats took seventeen free kicks and six corners which helped them control a 13-11 edge in shots. Sophomore Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.) and junior Meagan McLoughlin (Rocky Hill, Conn.) tied to lead Quinnipiac in shots with three each, while Pioneers' midfielder Jen Mulvey led all players with four.

Cook pulled down a total of five saves in the shutout for the Bobcats, while Reichelt recorded six saves in net for Sacred Heart.

The Bobcats return to action Friday, Oct. 16 when they host Long Island University at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m.