September 30, 2010

Women?s Soccer Travels To Wagner And Long Island This Weekend

Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 - 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at Wagner College
Wagner College Stadium - Staten Island, N.Y.

Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 - 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac University at Long Island University
LIU Field - Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bobcats Travel To New York
The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team travels to Staten Island, N.Y. on Friday, Oct. 1 to take on the Seahawks of Wagner College in a Northeast Conference game at Wagner College Stadium at 3 p.m. The Bobcats then head to Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday, Oct. 3, where they will face conference opponent Long Island University at the LIU Field at 1 p.m. Quinnipiac is 1-0-0 in the conference and 3-4-0 overall after its first NEC win against Central Connecticut State last weekend.

Keep Track Of The Bobcats

Live stats for this weekend's games at Wagner and Long Island will be available. To access the live stats, please click on the appropriate links on the women's soccer schedule at www.quinnipiacbobcats.com.

Scouting Wagner
Wagner College has a 4-7-0 overall record and is 0-1-0 in the conference thus far. In Wagner's only conference match-up against Long Island University on Sept. 24, the Seahawks were defeated 4-0, as four different Blackbirds scored against Wagner goalie Katie Marcy. Marcy made nine saves in the game against LIU and has made a total of 58 saves. The freshman has allowed 22 goals on the season. Wagner has won its games this season against non-conference opponents Pacific (1-0), Howard (4-1), Holy Cross (4-1), and NJIT (1-0). Leading Wagner's offense is sophomore Julie Vigliotti with five goals, three assists, 13 points and 22 shots. Also making an impact for the Seahawks is freshman Jackie Nicholas with three goals on the season. Wagner has scored a total of 13 goals.

All-Time Against The Seahawks
Quinnipiac holds an overall record of 8-2-1 with Wagner. Last season on Oct. 18, the Bobcats defeated the Seahawks, 4-2, in a game at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field. Jillian Strassner (Avon, Conn.) scored one goal and had two assists in the win. Also scoring for Quinnipiac was Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.) and Shauna Edwards (Southington, Conn.). Up 3-2 at the half, senior Lindsay Oliveri scored the Bobcats' fourth goal securing the win for the Bobcats.


Scouting Long Island
The Blackbirds currently hold an overall record of 7-1-1 and are 1-0-0 in the conference after a shutout win against Wagner College, 4-0. Four different players scored in the win over Wagner, including juniors Toni Smith, Ariana Calderon and Sarah Laughlin. Sophomore Nikki Labo also scored for the Blackbirds. Leading the team's offense is Smith with 10 points, four goals and two assists. The Blackbirds' offense has contributed 19 goals and 16 assists on the season. Long Island's only loss was against California Polytechnic State University (2-1). The team's only tie thus far was against Harvard, 2-2. Freshman Jessica Sexton leads the NCAA in goals against average (0.17) and has only allowed one goal overall. Sexton has made a total of 22 saves on the season. Also playing in net for the Blackbirds is Jennifer Bannon, allowing four goals in six games.

All-Time Against The Blackbirds
The Bobcats hold a 7-3-1 record with the Blackbirds. In their last meeting on Oct. 16, 2009, Quinnipiac defeated Long Island, 3-0, on the Bobcats' home turf. Furtuna Velaj scored one goal and added two assists in the shutout, while Jillian Strassner and Kristina Del Mistro (East Williston, N.Y.) each tallied one goal. Quinnipiac goalie Biz Cook earned her third shutout of the season and recorded five saves in the win.

Four Goals, Four Players
Quinnipiac earned their first conference win on Sept. 26 against Central Connecticut State, 4-2. The Bobcats got goals from four different players in their third straight win of the season. Both Jillian Strassner and Meagan McLoughlin (Rocky Hill, Conn.) tallied one goal and one assist. Also scoring for Quinnipiac was freshman defender Beck Kiting (Canberra, Australia) and junior forward Furtuna Velaj.

Kiting Earns NEC Honor
Quinnipiac freshman Beck Kiting earned her first NEC honor as she was named adidas/NEC Co-Rookie of the Week on Sept. 27. Kiting scored her first career goal in Sunday's game against Central Connecticut State.

Kelley Keeps It Up
Quinnipiac goalie Jillian Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) now has three wins this season. Kelley has started in every game for the Bobcats and has allowed a total of 12 goals. The junior has a goals-against average of 1.71 and has made 36 saves on the season.

Clarke Closes In On 100 Wins
Head Coach Dave Clarke earned his 99th win against Central Connecticut State on Sunday.

Bobcats Back Home
Quinnipiac plays its next two conference match-ups at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats will face Monmouth on Friday, Oct. 8 at 3:30 p.m. and Mount St. Mary's on Sunday, Oct. 10 at noon.