BOSTON, Mass. - The Quinnipiac University field hockey team lost to Northeastern, 5-1, in a non-conference game played in Boston, Mass. Junior Kaitlyn Notarianni (Clarks Summit, Pa.) scored her fourth goal of the season as the Bobcats dropped to 1-3 while Northeastern improved to 2-3.
"Today was an unfortunate showing of who we are," Head Coach Becca Kohli said. "We ended up in a game that can only be categorized as a learning experience. Our youth and inexperience showed today. Thankfully, we'll be able to watch film and make important changes in how we will approach upcoming competition."
Four different players scored for Northeastern before Quinnipiac was able to get on the board, with all four goals coming in the first half. Carolyn Malloy had a goal in two assists in the first frame, while Nicky Graham, Anne-Rieke Stuhlmann and Crystal Poland also scored for the Huskies. Poland picked up an assist on Malloy's goal, while Kaela Barker also assisted on Stuhlmann's goal, off a corner.
"I am confident that we possess the right attitude, fierceness and skill to only move in a positive direction," Kohli said.
Notarianni's fourth goal of the season, a career-high for the third-year forward, came in the 60th minute of play. Barker scored in the 61st minute to push Northeastern's lead back to four goals. Amanda DeLouise (Cheshire, Conn.) started in goal for the Bobcats, stopping three-of-six shots on goal over 30:23 before giving way to Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, Mass.). Lewis stopped four-of-six shots over the final 39:37. Northeastern's Lizzie Priest stopped two of the Bobcats' three shots on goal.
"This was a tough loss, but a learning experience," senior captain Tina Watkins said. "We need to build off of our mistakes and use them to catapult to make great strides."
Quinnipiac returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 12 when they host Colgate at 1 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn.