September 12, 2009

Field Hockey Hosts Columbia On Sunday, Sept. 13

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (0-2) vs.
Columbia University Lions (0-2)
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 - 2 p.m.
Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex
Hamden, Conn.

On The Air
Mike Radomski - Play-by-play

Andrew Gau - Color commentary

You Ain't Lion!!
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team will host Columbia University on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex. Quinnipiac is currently 0-2 following a 3-1 loss to Northeastern on Friday. Columbia is currently 0-2 following a 4-3 shoot-out loss to Bucknell on Saturday, Sept. 12.

On The Air
The Bobcats' match-up against Columbia can be heard live courtesy of wqaq.com. Mike Radomski will have the play-by-play while Andrew Gau will provide the color commentary.

Scouting The Columbia University Lions
Columbia is 0-2 on the young season after a 4-0 shutout loss to Richmond in New York in their season-opener on Sept. 5. They also lost to Bucknell on Saturday, Sept. 12. Julia Garrison leads the Lions with three points with a goal and an assist. Carson Christus and Katie DeSandis have also scored for Columbia, with all three goals coming in Saturday's 4-3 shoot-out loss to Bucknell.


All-Time Against The Lions
Quinnipiac is 2-3 all-time against Columbia dating back to their first meeting on Oct. 19, 2003. Quinnipiac won that game, 4-0, on Columbia's home field. The next three meetings went to overtime, with Columbia taking the first two before Quinnipiac's 2-1 win in Hamden on Sept. 2, 2007. Columbia won the game last year, 3-2, in New York.

Last Time Out - Northeastern 3, Quinnipiac 1

Bonnie Shea scored the Bobcats first goal of the season midway through the second half of Quinnipiac's 3-1 loss to Northeastern in their home opener on Friday. Megan McCreedy and Lauren Hartnett picked up assists on the play while Jenna Grossman came within a save of career-high with 12 saves in the loss.

***RETRACTION***
Jenna Grossman's 12 saves against Northeastern on Friday, Sept. 12 were not a career-high as reported by Quinnipiac Sports Information. Grossman's career-high came on Sept. 25, 2007 when she stopped 15 shots against UConn.

Still Not Bad

Grossman's 12 saves against Columbia marked the fifth time in 56 career games that she has stopped 12 or more shots in a game. In fact, Grossman has 13 double-digit saves games to her career, including a career-best five last season.

Bonnie's Blast
Bonnie Shea's first goal since the 2007 season came off a penalty corner. Her blast from the top of the zone was the first of the year for Quinnipiac and her third career goal.

M&M's
Megan McCreedy tallied her first point of the season on Shea's goal against Northeastern. The junior midfielder now has seven career assists, the second most among all active Bobcats.

Tough One
The loss to Northeastern on Friday, Sept. 11 broke a string of back-to-back home-opener wins for the Bobcats.