Field Hockey Travels To Siena On Friday, Oct. 21; Will Host Senior Day Against Bryant On Sunday, Oct. 23

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 - 4 p.m. 
Quinnipiac University at Siena College
Siena Turf Field - Loudonville, N.Y.
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 - 12 p.m.
Quinnipiac University vs. Bryant University
Quinnipiac Turf Complex - Hamden, Conn.

Complete Game Notes In PDF Format
Live Stats vs. Siena 

'Cats and Dogs

Quinnipiac field hockey will travel to Loudonville, N.Y. to take on Siena on Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. before returing home to host Bryant on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. Quinnipiac is currently 2-2 in the NEC and sits in fourth place, while Bryant, 1-3, is tied for fifth. Siena, 0-4, hosts the Bobcats in search of their first NEC win of the season.

All-Time Against Siena
Quinnipiac is 15-1 all-time against Siena, including a 7-0 record in Loudonville, N.Y. Quinnipiac won the first three meetings between the two teams before Siena's only win in the series on Oct. 15, 2000, 2-1, in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac has won 12 straight, and have outscored the Saints, 34-4, in their last 10 meetings.

Scouting The Saints
Jessica Smith leads Siena in goals (3) and is tied for the lead in points (6) with Sarah Szewczyk, who has tallied two goals and two assists for the year. Katherine Bowie lead Siena with three assists. 

All-Time Against Bryant
Quinnipiac and Bryant has squared-off just twice since the Bulldogs joined the Northeast Conference in 2009. The Bulldogs were victorious in both games played in Smithfield, R.I. This is the first meeting between the two teams on Quinnipiac's home turf.

Scouting The Bulldogs
Bryant enters the weekend with a record of 7-8 overall and 1-3 in the Northeast Conference. Rosie Bird leads Bryant with 13 goals and 27 points while Emily Charpentier carries a team-high six assists.

Senior Day
Quinnipiac will honor five Bobcats prior to the start of Sunday's Northeast Conference match-up against Bryant as part of Senior Day. The Bobcats will honor Kimberly Cunniff, Ashley Gradwell, Maria Malonoski, Megan McCreedy and Kaitlyn Notarianni prior to the start of the game. 

Game Of Note
With a pair of goals against Monmouth in a 3-2 loss on Friday, Oct. 14, Kaitlyn Notarianni (Clarks Summitt, Pa.) matched her career-high of seven goals. 

Career Year
Notarianni also has a career-best five assists this season to give her a personal-best 19 points on the year. 

First For Everything
Notarianni is also the first Quinnipiac since 2006 to reach five goals and five assists in a season. 

With the two goals, Notarianni becomes the ninth player in Quinnipiac history to reach the 20-goal mark for her career. 

More Goal Scorers
Kimberly Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) scored the Bobcats' only goal in a 5-1 loss to Rider on Sunday, Oct. 16. Cunniff and Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.) are now tied for the team lead with 10 goals apiece. Quinnipiac has not had two 10-goal scorers in a season since 2002 (Chelsea Osbrey and Danielle Avenoso).  

Start The Countdown
Cunnif now has 49 career points, and would become the seventh player in program history to reach 50 win her next point. Cunniff's 23 points this season are the 7th most in program history.