Field Hockey To "Play For The Cure" This Weekend When Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.) Come To Town

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Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 - 3:30 p.m. 
Quinnipiac University vs Robert Morris Unviersity
QU Field Hockey Turf Complex - Hamden, Conn.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 - 12 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. St. Francis (Pa.)
QU Field Hockey Turf Complex - Hamden, Conn.

Northeast Conference Opener
The Quinnipiac field hockey team will host Robert Morris and Saint Francis (Pa.) this weekend for its first two Northeast Conference match-ups of the year. The Bobcats are currently 6-5 overall while Robert Morris comes to town on Friday, Oct. 7 with a record of 6-7. Saint Francis (Pa.) is 2-10 on the year and will hit the turf on Mt. Carmel Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 12 p.m.

All-Time Against Robert Morris
Quinnipiac is 6-1 all-time against Robert Morris, with its only loss to the Colonials coming on Oct. 26, 2008 when RMU defeated Quinnipiac, 2-1, in Moon Township, Pa. The Bobcats are 3-0 all-time at home against the Colonials, and have outscored Robert Morris 10-0 all-time on their home field.

Scouting The Colonials
Robert Morris is currently 6-7 overall with losses in their last two games and three of its last four. Taleah Scott leads the Colonials in points (16) and assists (8), with four goals, while Chantele Crow leads RMU with five goals for the season. Jamie Hartley checks in with four goals and five assists for 13 points. In goal, Eric McKenzie carries a 5-7 record with a 2.13 goals-against average and a .733 save percentage.

All-Time Against Saint Francis (Pa.)
Quinnipiac is 10-1 all-time against Saint Francis, dating back to their first match-up in 2001. Quinnipiac won the first seven meetings between the two teams and also boast a perfect home record (6-0) against the Red Flash. Quinnipiac has outscored SFPA 35-1 all-time and have not allowed a goal on their home turf to the Red Flash since Oct. 6, 2001.

Scouting The Red Flash
Saint Francis (Pa.) is currently 2-10 on the season with its only win in its last eight games coming against Georgetown. Autumn Pellman leads the Red Flash with six goals for 12 points while Jocelyn Scillia checks in with four goals. Kellie Mason has one goal and four assists while Tia Dudukovich has accumulated a team-high five assists. Jill Dicola has seen the majority of the time in cage for the Red Flash, posting a 2.04 goals-against average in 650 minutes in net. 

Athlete Of The Month
Kimberly Cunniff was named the Quinnipiac Athlete of the Month for September. Cunniff led Quinnipiac with seven goals and one assist for 15 points. Cunniff totaled a point in five of Quinnipiac's eight games, including goals in five straight games. She scored against Yale, Colgate, Penn State, and Harvard while also picking up her first hat trick of her career in a 3-2 win against Lehigh. Cunniff how has 19 career goals, good for 8th all-time at Quinnipiac as well as 44 career points, also good for eighth all-time at Quinnipiac.

Play For The Cure
Quinnipiac field hockey will host its annual "Play For The Cure" game to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research when the Bobcats host Saint Francis (Pa.) on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 12 p.m. There will be raffle giveaways, various items for sale as well as a bake sale. As always, donations will be accepted.