October 17, 2009

Field Hockey "Plays For The Cure" Against Monmouth On Sunday, Oct. 18

Quinnipiac University Bobcats (3-9, 2-2 NEC) vs.
Monmouth University Hawks (7-8, 3-1 NEC)
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009 - 12 p.m.
Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field - Hamden, Conn.

Sunday Special
The Quinnipiac University field hockey team's will host Monmouth University in a Northeast Conference game scheduled for a 12 p.m. start on Sunday, Oct. 18. Quinnipiac enters the game with a record of 3-9 overall and 2-2 in the Northeast Conference and in a tie for fourth place with Saint Francis (Pa.). Monmouth enters the game with a 7-8 overall record with a 3-1 mark in NEC play, good for third place.

Bobcats "Play For The Cure" To Benefit Susan G. Komen Fund
Quinnipiac's game against Monmouth on Sunday, Oct. 18 will feature a benefit for the Susan G. Komen Fund. The annual "Play For The Cure" campaign, organized in conjunction with Longstreth is played in support of finding a cure for breast cancer. The team will be wearing pink warm-up shirts, pink socks, pink hair ties and pink "Play For The Cure" bracelets. A bake sale organized by the parents of the Quinnipiac field hockey players will operate throughout the day with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen fund.

Scouting Monmouth University
Monmouth is 7-8 overall and 3-1 in the Northeast Conference and stand in third place in the NEC standings. The Hawks of won four of their last six games, with the two losses coming to Rider, 3-1 in on 10/9/09 in West Long Branch, N.J., and to No. 17 Delaware, 3-1 in Neward, De. Enza Massa leads the Hawks in all three offensive categories with eight goals, five assists and 21 points. Michelle Pieczynski had five goals and assist for 11 points while Ashley McPeek checks in with four goals and two assists. Melissa Katz has logged 1,002:13 minutes in goal, posting a .729 save percentage and a 3.41 goals-against average.

All-Time Against The Hawks
Quinnipiac and Monmouth have met 16 times since Quinnipiac joined the Division ranks. The Bobcats hold the advantage all-time, having won 13 of the 16 meetings. Quinnipiac has won four straight and 10 of the last 11 meetings. The Bobcats are 6-1 on their home field with wins in their last four meetings on Quinnipiac turf. The Bobcats and Hawks have met twice in the NEC Tournament, resulting in a 2-0 win in the NEC Semifinals in 2002 and a 1-0 win for QU in the 1999 NEC Tournament Championship.

Slump Buster
Quinnipiac knocked-off Sacred Heart University, 5-0, in a NEC match-up in Hamden, Conn. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The win snaps a seven-game losing streak to Sacred Heart.

Double It Up - Three Times
Bonnie Shea scored a career-best two goals against Sacred Heart while teammates Christine Grady and MacKenzie Liptak assisted on two goals.

Tied At The Top
Bonnie Shea (four goals, one assist) and MacKenzie Liptak (two goals, five assists) sit atop the Bobcats' leader board with nine points apiece.

Helping Hands
Liptak is also tied for the team lead in assists as her and Christine Grady have both totaled five assists each.

Bouncing Back
In three straight losses stretching from Sept. 27 through Oct. 2, Quinnipiac was outscored 13-1, resulting in an 0-3 mark. Since Oct. 2, Quinnipiac is 2-1 and have outscored their opponents 8-1 with two shutouts in their last three games.