Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 - 4 p.m.
Quinnipiac University (1-0) at No. 14 Boston College (2-1)
Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex – Hamden, Conn.
Friday In Beantown
The Quinnipiac field hockey team will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to take on the nationally-ranked No. 14 Boston College on Friday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. Quinnipiac is coming off a 6-2 win against Holy Cross on Friday, Aug. 26 and stands at 1-0 on the young season. Boston College is 2-1 following a 4-3 loss to Maine after a pair of season-opening wins, defeating Vermont, 5-1, and Massachusetts, 5-0.
Live stats will be available for Friday's games and can be accessed at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, QuinnipiacBobcats.com, courtesy of BCEagles.com.
Looking AheadFollowing the Bobcats' tilt against BC on Friday, Quinnipiac will host Yale in an Elm City Showdown on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs host Stanford on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m.
Quinnipiac's home game against Lehigh was re-scheduled twice over the course of last weekend due to inclement weather as a result of Hurrican Irena. The Bobcats and Mountain Eagles will now play on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.
Quinnipiac and BC Team-Up For MS Benefit
Friday, Sept. 2nd's game between Quinnipiac and Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. will be the 5th Annual Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser, held in honor of former BC field hockey player Kathleen Murphy '08. In support of BC's efforts, the Quinnipiac field hockey coaching staff will match the funds raised - dollar-for-dollar - by Quinnipiac's field hockey student-athletes. Individuals interested in making a donation can do so either by check written out to The National MS Societyor online by visiting: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/17murphy.
All-Time Against Boston College
Quinnipiac is 0-7 all-time against perennial powerhouse Boston College, and have been outscored 18-0 in four games in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Scouting The Eagles
Nationally-ranked #14 Boston College is currently 2-0 on the season following a 5-1 against Vermont on Aug. 26 and a 5-0 win against UMass on Aug. 27. The Eagles are led by Chapin Duke, who has scored twice in each of BC's games. Courtney Tavener and Carla Tramer have each tallied two goals and two assists on the year.
Historically Great Performance
Quinnipiac's 6-2 win against Holy Cross produced the most points scored against a non-conference opponent and the most points scored in a season-opener in program history.
First On The BoardKaitlyn Notarianni's goal against Holy Cross to give the Bobcats an early 1-0 lead was the first goal scored in NCAA Division I field hockey in 2011.
Northeast Conference Co-Player and Rookie of the Week
Freshman forward Danielle Allan made an immediate impact in the Bobcats' line-up, scoring twice in her college debut. By accomplishing that feat, she became the first Quinnipiac player in the program's Division I history to score twice in her first collegiate game. Allan added an assist as she figured into Quinnipiac's first three goals.
Kacie And The Sunshine Band
Sophomore Kacie McCreesh made the most of her time on the turf on Friday, scoring her first career goal in the Bobcats win against Holy Cross. McCreesh bounced back from a potentially career-ending injury as a freshman in 2010, scoring in her first game action of her career.
Contact: Ken Sweeten @ firstname.lastname@example.org