Quinnipiac University vs. Lehigh University
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011 - 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex – Hamden, Conn.
The Quinnipiac field hockey team hosts Lehigh on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex on the Mt. Carmel campus of Quinnipiac University. Quinnipiac is currently 3-2 on the season following a loss to nationally-ranked No. 6 Penn State this past weekend. Lehigh is 1-3 after a 4-3 overtime win against La Salle on Sunday, Sept. 11.
The Bobcats will host Harvard on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. and will play three of their next four games on the road at Columbia (9/21), Lafayette (10/2) and Brown (10/4). The Bobcats will host Maine on Sept. 25.
All-Time Against Lehigh
Quinnipiac was victorious in the only other meeting between the two teams, defeating the Mountain Hawks, 4-1, in Bethlehem, Pa. on Aug. 29, 2010. In that game, Kaitlyn Notarianni scored three times while Kristen Engelke also added a goal in the win.
Scouting The Mountain Hawks
Senior Abby Tilton earned Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring two goals and assisting on two more in Lehigh's 4-3 overtime win against La Salle. Sophomore Sierra Segear garnered Goalkeeper of the Week honors following a combined 30 saves in her first-ever collegiate action.
J-E-S-S ... JESSJESSJESS
Sophomore forward Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.) had a hand in four goals as the Bobcats bounced Colgate, 6-0, this past weekend. Rusin scored three times and also assisted on a goal.
Hat Trick Facts
Rusin's hat trick was the first at Quinnipiac since Kaitlyn Notarianni scored three times in last season's season opener against Lehigh, while she also assisted on a goal by Notarianni in the first half. Rusin's previous career-high of two goals came against Sacred Heart last season. Rusin now has four goals and an assist through Quinnipiac's first five games – matching her total in 18 games played last season.
It's Been A Long Time...
Rusin's seven-points in a game are the most since 2001 when Chelsea Osbrey had three goals and an assist and Heather Cady had two goals and three assists in the Bobcats 9-0 win against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sept. 23, 2001.
Senior Kim Cunniff scored her second and third goals of the season against Colgate and Penn State this weekend. Cunniff added a goal late in the Bobcats' 6-0 win against Colgate before logging Quinnipiac's only goal of the game against the No. 6 Nittany Lions. Cunniff now has three goals and an assist for the year.
In The Nic(ole) Of Time
Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) went 137:54 minutes without letting up a goal before Penn State got the better of Lewis in a 6-1 loss on Sunday. Lewis blanked Colgate for her second career shutout, stopping all four of the Raiders' shots on goal. Lewis turned back 12 against Penn State. In 380 minutes in net, Lewis has posted a 3.79 goals-against average and a .733 save percentage.
They're Racking Up The Points
Seven different Quinnipiac players have scored through the team's first five games, the most since the 2001 season when nine different Bobcats scored through Quinnipiac's first five games.