HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team was
defeated by Siena, 1-0, in their home opener at the Quinnipiac
Soccer Field on Friday, Sept. 10. With the loss, the Bobcats drop
to 0-3, as Siena improves to 4-0 overall.
Quinnipiac goalkeeper Jillian Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) led the
defense with five saves. Siena goalie Elizabeth Barna matched
Kelley, also making five saves in the game.
Both teams took numerous shots throughout the game. Overall,
Quinnipiac took a total of 12 shots, while Siena had 15 shots. The
Bobcats had several scoring opportunities, including the six shots
taken by junior forward Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.).
Quinnipiac defenders made several plays to help keep the Bobcats
alive in the match. However, in the 51st minute of the
game, Siena midfielder Lindsay Tegas scored the game's only goal
after a blocked shot taken by teammate Gabby Racines. The goal was
Tegas' first of the season.
The Bobcats travel to Worcester, Mass. for a non-conference match
against The Crusaders of Holy Cross on Sunday, Sept. 12. The game
is set to begin at 2 p.m. at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer