goal in the 83rd minute against Sacred Heart lifted the Bobcats to
a 1-0 victory and kept their chances of clinching a spot in the NEC
Tournament alive. Sophomore midfielder Jillian
Strassner (Avon, Conn.) dribbled down the right side of the
field and crossed the ball into the box to find Velaj, who headed
the ball into the lower-left corner of the net.
On Sunday, the forward scored in the fifth minute of play, for one of the Bobcats' six goals against Fairleigh Dickinson. She also had an assist on the game's first goal by Shauna Edwards (Southington, Conn.) within the first three minutes of the half.
Velaj currently leads the team with 19 points, seven goals and five assists.
Quinnipiac faces #2 seed Saint Francis (Pa.) in the semifinals of the 2010 Northeast Conference Tournament on Friday, Nov. 7 at 2:30 p.m. The Tournament will be hosted by the Long Island Blackbirds at Fairleigh Dickinson University.