Women’s Soccer Plays LIU Brooklyn To 0-0 Draw Through Double Overtime

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Brooklyn, N.Y. – Freshman goalkeeper Natalia Grodzki (Bartlett, Ill.) collected her second career shutout on Friday night, as the Quinnipiac women's soccer team tied LIU Brooklyn, 0-0, through double-overtime at LIU Field in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Bobcats move to 6-2-2 overall and remain unbeaten in the Northeast Conference (2-0-1). With the result, the Blackbirds move to 2-7-2 overall and 0-2-1 in conference play.

Seniors Kemesha Woodfine (Stamford, Conn.) and Crystal Burns (Overland Park, Kan.) along with freshman Shannon Larkin (Burlington, Conn.) each contributed with opportunities for the Bobcats to score. The trio combined for six shots on the evening, but were unable to find the nylon. The  Bobcats' attack ran a sturdy offense that challenged the Blackbirds' goalkeeper Jennifer Bannon, who made three saves to sustain the scoreless draw.

Providing a change for the Bobcats between the posts; and with help from the defense, Grodzki was able to make five saves on the stormy evening en route to the double overtime draw. The rookie goalkeeper now holds seven saves for her career with a .875 saves average and .36 goals against average  for the two games that she has appeared in.

Quinnipiac also improves to 7-6-3 against LIU Brooklyn all-time in conference history matchups.

The Bobcats return home to continue competition within the Northeast Conference hosting Monmouth University on Sunday, September 30 at 1 p.m. on the QU Soccer Field. The Hawks are currently in second place behind the Bobcats in the NEC conference and coming off of a 2-0 finish against Robert Morris on Friday, Sept. 28.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for any schedule changes as well as the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012 Quinnipiac Men's Soccer Schedule will also be available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Bethany Buckholz; bethany.buckholz@quinnipiac.edu