Quinnipiac University Bobcats (4-0-1, 0-0 NEC)
Harvard Crimson(0-0, 0-0 Ivy)
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 4 p.m.
QU Soccer Field - Hamden, Conn.
The Quinnipiac University women's soccer team continues the 2012 season when they play host to the Harvard Crimson on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. at QU Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn.
Live stats and video will be available and can be accessed by visiting the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
Scouting the Crimson
The Crimson are off to a 2-1-1 start in the 2012 season. After opening the season against Massachusetts with a 2-0 win on the road, Harvard couldn't put away Boston Univ. ending with a 2-2 draw. The Crimson then fell to Dayton at home with a 3-1 loss to the Flyers. In their most recent outing, Harvard defeated Colgate, 3-1, on the road. The Crimson are 2-0 against their opponents when playing away from home. Senior Taryn Kurcz leads the Crimson in goals for the season with three, posting a .750 shooting percentage. Junior Peyton Johnson matches Kurcz in points with one goal and four assists for the year. Sophomore goalkeeper Bethany Kanten has provided the Crimson with quality minutes having 23 saves and a .793 save percent average thus far.
Series History With Harvard
This match-up will mark Quinnipiac's third outing against the Crimson. Harvard holds an all-time record of 2-0 against the Bobcats. The last meeting Quinnipiac fell to Harvard 1-0 in overtime on Oct. 25, 2010.
Still Going Strong
The Quinnipiac women's soccer team secured an unblemished 1-0-1 record over the weekend. The Bobcats matched NJIT with a 0-0 double over-time draw, and defeated Hartford with a 1-0 triumph. Quinnipiac's 4-0-1 start in 2012 is their best start in the history of the program.
Freshman Shannon Larkin was named the Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week. The honor is the forward's first of her career. In weekend play, Larkin was able to capitalize on a ball fed by Amanda Barroca for the game-winning goal. The tally was Larkin's first collegiate goal that led Quinnipiac to the 1-0 victory over Hartford.
Senior goalkeeper Jill Kelley remained perfect for the season with a 4-0 record, a 0.25 goals-against average, and a .923 save percentage. She improves to 4-0 on the year with her third shutout against Hartford this past weekend. Kelley already has 12 saves for her 2012 season.
Quinnipiac has been nationally recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) ranking ninth among Big East, America East and Patriot League components for their undefeated start of the season. This accomplishment adds to their best start in program history.
The Look Ahead for the Bobcats
Quinnipiac hits the road for Sunday, Sept. 16th at Siena of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) at 1 p.m. on Siena Field in Loudonville, N.Y. Before picking back up at home to start conference play against Farleigh Dickenson on Friday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. Then Saturday, Sept. 23 against intrastate rivals Central Connecticut Blue Devils at 2 p.m. on the QU Soccer Field.