September 16, 2010

Women's Soccer Hosts Dartmouth and Rhode Island

Friday, Sept. 17, 2010- 2 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. Dartmouth College
Quinnipiac Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010- 12 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. University of Rhode Island
Quinnipiac Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.


Home Games This Weekend
The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team (0-4) hosts the Big Green of Dartmouth College and the Rams of the University of Rhode Island in two non-conference games this weekend at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats face Dartmouth on Friday, Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. and Rhode Island on Sunday, Sept. 19 at noon. Live stats are available on the above link.

Scouting Dartmouth College
Dartmouth College travels to Quinnipiac with a 1-2-1 overall record. Dartmouth lost its season opener against Colgate, 1-0, and Pepperdine, 2-1, on Sept. 12. Their only win of the season thus far is against Northeastern, 1-0. The Big Green tied #17 ranked San Diego, 1-1, on Sept. 10. Dartmouth has taken 33 shots and scored three goals on the season. Leading the Big Green's offense is midfielder Kim Rose and forwards Aly O'Dea and Peyton Tata, each tallying one goal. Starting in net for Dartmouth is Colleen Hogan. Hogan has made a total of 14 saves and has allowed four goals this season.


Past Play With The Big Green
Sunday's match-up will be the first time the two teams have faced each other.

Scouting Rhode Island
Quinnipiac travels to Rhode Island who currently holds a 0-5-1 record on the season. Rhode Island tied the University of New Hampshire, 1-1, in their season opener back in August. The Rams lost their next five games against Holy Cross, 2-0, Northeastern, 2-1, Hofstra, 3-1, St. John's, 1-0, and Maine, 3-2. Overall the Rams have taken 55 shots and scored five goals on the season. Leading the offense is senior Kaylen Shimoda with two goals, one assist and five points. Nikkita Persaud, Stephanie Santos, and Torey Hart have scored one goal each. Starting in net for the Rams is junior Sasha Reiber. Reiber has started in each of URI's games and has made a total of 32 saves. Rhode Island travels to Cambridge, Mass. on Friday, Sept. 17 to face Harvard before playing Quinnipiac on Sunday.

All-Time Against The Rams
The Bobcats hold an all-time record of 0-2-1 with the Rams. On Sept. 20, 2009 Quinnipiac tied Rhode Island 2-2, forcing the game into double overtime. Forward Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.) scored both goals for Quinnipiac and led the team with nine shots. The Bobcats outshot the Rams 15-13. Goalkeeper Kendra Margulies (Weston, Mass.) led the team with two saves. The Bobcats lost against the Rams in the 2000 season, 5-4, and in 1999, 1-0.

A Close Home Opener
Quinnipiac lost in their season opener against Siena, 1-0, on Friday, Sept. 10. Junior goalkeeper Jillian Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) made five saves in the game, however Siena midfielder Lindsay Tegas was able to slide one past Kelley in the 51st minute of play. Quinnipiac created several chances and took 12 shots in the game.

Seniors Make It Happen
In a close match-up on Sunday, Sept. 12, Quinnipiac lost to non-conference opponent Holy Cross, 2-1. The Crusaders scored two goals in the first half, both by senior Shelby Stand. Quinnipiac answered in the 37th minute with a goal by senior Lauren Peacock (Hopedale, Mass.). The goal was assisted off of a header from fellow senior Kyla Miles (Newtown, Conn.) and was Peacock's first of the season.


Conference Play Up Next
Quinnipiac hosts their first conference game of the season against Central Connecticut State on Sunday, Sept. 26 at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn. The match is set to begin at 12 p.m.