Women's Soccer Travels To Play Monmouth And Mount St. Mary's This Weekend

Live Stats At Monmouth
Live Stats At Mount St. Mary’s
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Complete Game Notes

Friday, October 21, 2011 – 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-8-1, 2-4 NEC) at
Monmouth University Hawks (9-5, 5-1 NEC)
The Great Lawn – West Long Branch, N.J.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 – 12 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-8-1, 2-4 NEC) at
Mount St. Mary’s University  Mountaineers (4-8-2, 2-4 NEC)
Waldron Family Stadium – Emmitsburg, Md. 

Bobcats Continue NEC Play On The Road
The Quinnipiac women’s soccer team (3-8-1, 2-4 NEC) travels to play a pair of Northeast Conference games this weekend. The Bobcats will play at Monmouth (9-5, 5-1 NEC) on Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. at The Great Lawn in West Long Branch, N.J. The team will then face Mount St. Mary’s (4-8-2, 2-4 NEC) on Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. at Waldron Family Stadium in Emmitsburg, Md.

Live stats will be available for both games and can be accessed by visiting the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Live video can also be accessed for Sunday's game at the Mount.

Scouting Monmouth
The Hawks enter Friday’s match-up at 5-1 in conference play and in second place in the NEC standings. Monmouth won its first three NEC games before falling to Saint Francis (Pa.), the current leader in the league standings, 2-1. In its most recent outing, Monmouth shut out Robert Morris, 2-0 on Sunday, Oct. 16. The Hawks stand at 5-1 on their home turf and have outscored opponents, 27-13, this season. Dana Costello leads the team with 15 points, while Monique Plescia has scored a team-high six goals on the year. In addition, Courtney Snyder has notched five goals. Jocelyn McCoy posts a 6-2 record this season and has made 31 saves in 17 appearances.

All-Time Against the Hawks
Monmouth leads the all-time series with Quinnipiac, 4-10-1. In their most recent meeting, the Bobcats lost, 2-1, on Oct. 8, 2010 in Hamden, Conn.

Scouting Mount St. Mary’s
The Mount will play Central Connecticut State prior to hosting Quinnipiac on Sunday. Mount St. Mary’s stands at 2-4 in league action after losing to Saint Francis (Pa.), 2-0, on Sunday, Oct. 16. Senior Sadie Winship leads the Mount with three goals and six points, while Jackie Corley has tallied four points, two assists and a goal. Senior goalie Alicia Miller has started in each of the Mountaineers’ 14 games. Miller has made 93 saves and allowed 21 goals on the year.

All-Time Against The Mount
The Bobcats lead the all-time series with the Mount, 8-1-3. Last season, Quinnipiac earned an NEC win against Mount St. Mary’s, 2-1, at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field.

Last Time Out
In its most recent outing, Quinnipiac fell, 1-0, to Long Island on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at home. The Bobcats dropped to 2-4 in NEC play with the loss.

NEC Standings
Quinnipiac is currently tied with Central Connecticut State and Mount St. Mary’s, for eighth in the NEC standings with six points each. St. Francis (Pa.) remains undefeated in first place with 16 points, while Monmouth and Long Island hold the second position with 15 points each, followed by Sacred Heart with 10 points and Robert Morris and Wagner, each with nine points on the year. Bryant is in the seventh slot with seven points, while Fairleigh Dickinson stands alone in 11th place with three points.

Leading Ladies
Quinnipiac senior Furtuna Velaj leads the Bobcats with a team-high 11 points and five goals this year. Junior Shauna Edwards is ranked second in points (7), but leads the team with three assists. Edwards, sophomore Beck Kiting and senior Kristina Del Mistro, have each scored two goals this season.

Reaching For 100
The Bobcats’ Furtuna Velaj currently posts 91 career points. In addition to this year’s 11 points, Velaj up 19 points in her junior year. The forward also tallied 30 points in 2009 and 31 points as a freshman.

Three Amigas
Furtuna Velaj, freshman Jess Lavoie and senior Kyla Miles are the only Bobcats to have appeared and started in each of the Bobcats’ 12 games this year.

What’s Ahead For Quinnipiac
Quinnipiac will play three consecutive games on the road, starting with its NEC games at Monmouth and Mount St. Mary’s this weekend. The Bobcats will play at Central Connecticut State on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. under the lights. Quinnipiac will then host Bryant on Sunday, Oct. 30 at Noon for its final regular season game of the year.

Contact: Lindsay Oliveri, lmoliveri@quinnipiac.edu