October 1, 2010
Women's Soccer Draws, 1-1, With Wagner
ISLAND, N.Y. - The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team tied,
1-1, in a match against Northeast Conference opponent Wagner
College at the Wagner Stadium. With the draw, Quinnipiac becomes
1-0-1 in the NEC and 3-4-1 overall, while Wagner is 0-1-1 in the
NEC and holds an overall record of 4-7-1. Freshman defender Beck
Kiting (Canberra, Australia) scored the Bobcats' lone goal,
which was also her second of the season.
"We definitely had clear cut chances to win the game, but then you
know when you're on the turf and the weather's bad, and it's windy
and it's wet, you just don't want to lose it," said Head Coach Dave
Clarke. "In the end, it's disappointing we didn't win, but
certainly happy to take a point out of the game. Every point
Quinnipiac scored the
first goal of the game in the 12th minute of play.
Junior forward Furtuna
Velaj (Stamford, Conn.) took a shot hitting the post, which was
recovered by Kiting, who controlled the rebound and put the ball in
the back of the net.
In the 29th minute, Monica Zurich scored the tying goal
for Wagner. Zurich received a throw-in from Katie Keown, chested
the ball down and took one-touch to volley the ball into the left
side of the goal. The goal was her first of the season.
the first half came to a close, the Bobcats found themselves
leading the game in shots (12), while the Seahawks had tallied
Both Quinnipiac and Wagner could not capitalize in the second half
and the two teams remained tied at 1-1, as the game was forced into
overtime, the first for Quinnipiac this season.
The Bobcats were able to get four shots off in the next twenty
minutes, including one blasted by Velaj, which ended up hitting the
crossbar. However, the game ultimately finished in a draw.
Quinnipiac goalie Jillian
Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) had three saves in the game, while
Wagner goalkeeper Katie Marcy made a total of nine saves. The
Bobcats outshot the Seahawks19-8 overall.
The Bobcats travel to
Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday, Oct. 3 for a conference match against the
Blackbirds of Long Island University. The game is scheduled to
begin at 1:00 p.m.