September 9, 2010
Women's Soccer Hosts Siena College For Season Opener On Friday, Sept. 10
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010- 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. Siena College
Quinnipiac Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.
Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010- 2 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at Holy Cross
Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium - Worcester, Mass.
The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team (0-2) plays
their first home game on Friday, Sept 10 at 4 p.m. against
non-conference opponent Siena College. The Bobcats then travel to
Worcester, Mass. on Sunday, Sept. 12, to face Holy Cross at 2 p.m.
Live stats are available for both games and can be accessed by
clicking the links above.
Siena College (3-0) opened the regular season with a win
against Connecticut, 3-2, in overtime play. The Saints defeated
Stony Brook, 4-2, and Providence, 4-3. Playing in net for Siena is
senior Elizabeth Barna, who has made one appearance for the season
and has made a total of three saves. Junior Laura Ettinger, also a
starting goalkeeper, has made 16 saves in two starts. Freshman
Brittany Pfaff leads Siena in points (10), scoring five goals in
the season, while junior midfielder Lindsay Tegas leads the team
with two assists. Siena was picked to finish third out of 10 teams
in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll
after finishing the 2009 regular season in second place.
Seasons Against The Saints
The Bobcats hold an
all-time record of 2-1 against the Saints, since 1999. The two
teams matched-up last season on Sept. 19, when Siena defeated
Quinnipiac in overtime, 4-3. Quinnipiac out-shot Siena, 22-15, and
senior goalkeeper Kendra Margulies (Weston, Mass.) made seven saves
in the game. The Bobcats beat the Saints in 2007, 5-2, and in the
1999 season, 2-0.
Taking A Look
At Holy Cross
Quinnipiac travels to Holy Cross (1-3) in a non-conference
game Sunday. Holy Cross won their season opener against Rhode
Island, 2-0, and went on to lose their next three games against
Central Connecticut, 3-2, New Hampshire, 3-1, and Wagner, 4-1.
Leading the Crusaders, with six points on two goals and two
assists, is senior forward Shelby Stand. The starting goalkeepers,
Ashlyn Angell and Natalie Jenkins, have made a combined 10 saves.
Holy Cross was selected to finish sixth out of eight teams in the
Patriot League Women's Soccer Preseason Poll, after finishing the
2009 season with an overall record of 7-9-3.
Against The Crusaders
Quinnipiac holds an
overall record of 5-3 against Holy Cross. Quinnipiac has won the
last three match-ups between the two teams, the most recent on
Sept. 30, 2007, when Quinnipiac defeated the Crusaders, 2-0. In
their last competition, the Bobcats outshot the Crusaders,
Quinnipiac comes into
the weekend with a 0-2 overall record. The Bobcats lost their first
game of the season against Army, 2-0 on Friday, Sept. 3, and came
close to a comeback the following Sunday, Sept. 5, in a battle
against Lehigh University. Down 3-0 at the half, Quinnipiac
freshman Aine McKeever (Derry City, Ireland) scored her first
career goal off an assist by junior Furtuna Velaj (Stamford,
Conn.). In the last minute of the game, Velaj scored her first goal
of the season, but Quinnipiac would lose the game
Happening In Hamden
The Bobcats will play
a pair of non-conference games at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field in
Hamden, Conn. next weekend. The team hosts Dartmouth on Friday,
Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. and Rhode Island on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 12